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Judge, his family beheaded in Ukraine

Last Updated: Monday, December 17, 2012 - 20:52

Kiev: Ukrainian law enforcement agencies are investigating the grisly murder of a judge and three family members, who were beheaded in the city of Kharkiv.
Kharkiv Judge Volodymyr Trofimov, 58, his wife, son and the son`s girlfriend were found dead in Trofimov`s apartment on Saturday. All the bodies had been decapitated and the heads were missing, according to prosecutors and the police.
A prosecutor`s spokesman said today that investigators believe Trofimov`s killing could be connected to his job, because the murder took place on December 15, which is Judge`s Day in Ukraine.

Investigators also think the killing could have been the result of a robbery, because some belongings are missing from the apartment, or a contract murder.

No further details were available today.


First Published: Monday, December 17, 2012 - 20:52

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