Sokolov’s lawyer on how they keep him sane
The attorney said that his client often breaks down into tears during investigative actions.
Former SPbU associate professor Oleg Sokolov, who confessed to the murder and dismemberment of the body of his student Anastasia Yeshchenko, 24, may “lose his mind”, so they are trying to keep him sane as well as they can, Sokolov’s lawyer Alexander Pochuev told 360.
According to the attorney, Sokolov cooperates with criminologists who are studying his case, despite his “half-alive” state. “He often breaks down into tears during investigative actions,” says the lawyer.
Pochuev added that Sokolov was never told that he had been dismissed from St. Petersburg State University. “We are trying to maintain his psycho-emotional state,” the lawyer said.
A man was taken out of the Moika River, St. Petersburg on November 9, and severed arms were found in his backpack. Suspect Oleg Sokolov turned out to be a historian, assistant professor of St. Petersburg State University. A search in the professor’s apartment uncovered the corrupted corpse of his 24-year-old graduate. Currently, Sokolov is in custody; he confessed. The professor will be there until January 8.