Stavropol region: fugitive assassin of Vostok stud farm detained 

Stavropol region: fugitive assassin of Vostok stud farm detained
Slain Petr Lobanov Photo: AiF

The body of the businessman was found outside of his house.

In the Stavropol region, a man suspected of murdering Director of the Agricultural Production Cooperative of the Vostok stud farm, Petr Lobanov, has been detained. The body of the businessman was found outside of his house in the village of Verkhnestepnoe with a stab wound to head. 

The assassin was promptly identified. Operatives watched the recording of surveillance cameras and found out that the attack was committed by a 26-year-old local resident. 

The detainee has pleaded guilty. According to him, he sought help from the chairman; namely, he wanted to borrow money to “leave the place and start a new life.” However, Lobanov refused to help him. Then the man got angry and stabbed the entrepreneur. 

Under the control of the investigators, at the scene of the massacre, the man showed how he had committed the murder and pointed to a street toilet in his yard, where he hid the knife and a hat with slits for the eyes. 

Petr Lobanov headed one of the best stud farms in the Stepnovsky district for 30 years; he maintained and improved the genetic potential of the North Caucasian meat and wool breed of sheep for more than 45 years. Villagers speak of him as of generous chairman, who was always ready to help.

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