In St. Petersburg will start the process on the historian Sokolov

St. PETERSBURG, 9 Jun - RIA Novosti. The St. Petersburg city court will consider the merits of the case historian Oleg Sokolov, accused in the murder of PhD student, SPSU, and his bride Anastasia Yeshchenko, reported the United press service of the courts of the city.

They explained that the courts of the city until June 14, there is a regime of restrictions because of the coronavirus, namely the number of people in the room - it can only be participants in the process.

The beginning of the proceedings Sokolova on the merits was postponed several times because of the quarantine at the SIZO-1, which contains the accused. According to the lawyer Alexander Sokolov Pochueva, this time his client will take into the courtroom and then the trial begins.

The loud crime has occurred in the night of 8 November 2019. According to the investigation, the falcons at home in St. Petersburg, shot and killed a graduate student and his lover Anastasia Yeshchenko of the circumcision hunting rifle, and on the night of November 9 decided to get rid of the body, dividing it. On the morning of November 9, the passerby pulled a historian of the Moika river, not keep his balance and slipped into the water. Later in his backpack and found a bag with parts of the body.

Eschenko is a former student and a beloved 63-year-old Sokolov, they have written several scientific papers and lived together in the apartment of the historian on the Moika embankment, where the investigators found fragments of a female body. According to the historian, they planned to set a wedding date with Eschenko. At the trial on remand Sokolov confessed to the crime. The motive for the crime, he called a quarrel because of jealousy.