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Russian held for burning parents alive

Last Updated: Monday, January 28, 2013 - 16:47

Moscow: A 31-year-old Russian man has been accused of setting fire to his parents after they complained about his laziness, officials said Monday.
According to investigators in Krasnoyarsk, a drinking session in the family`s home in August 2012 turned deadly after the man`s parents began complaining of his joblessness.
The accused apparently responded by dousing the room and his parents in a mixture of gasoline and engine oil and setting fire to them.

The man`s mother died in the fire, while his father died later in the hospital, investigators said.

The unidentified man faces charges of murder and intentional destruction of property and faces a life sentence if convicted.

He has pleaded not guilty.

Although the man "has a number of illnesses associated with the use of drugs and alcohol", he was found to be mentally fit for trial, investigators said.


First Published: Monday, January 28, 2013 - 16:47
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