Man Allegedly Kills Ex-Lover To Prove His Love To His Present Girlfriend
A man allegedly killed his ex-girlfriend in order to prove his love to his new partner, prosecutors in Russia believe in a report by The Mirror.
Suspect Aleksey Petrov, 20, is alleged to have lured former lover Anastasia Pospelova in the forest before strangling her to death.
Petrov and his new girlfriend Yekaterina Karpova, 20, invited Anastasia to have a party together, on June 14. After she agreed, the pair led her in the woods where they made a bonfire and started drinking alcohol.
Petrov pulled a knife out of his pocket and stabbed Anastasia in the neck several times. The terrified victim managed to fight off Petrov and ran away, bleeding from her wounds.
She called a friend begging for help then tried to hide in the forest, according to the friend, she screamed:’Help me! I’m in the woods, they are after me! My neck is cut! They are going to kill me. However, the friend thought it was a drunk call prank.
After the call, Petrov found her and attacked again.
This time Petrov hit her in the chest with his knife before stepping on her throat and strangling her to death. Then he and Karpova hid the corpse in bushes then returned to the village and reported Anastasia missing.
Soon after that, police found the victim’s body which bore marks of violent death.
During a police interrogation, Petrov and Karpova confessed to the crime, police said.
Investigators say Karpova, who has a two-year-old son, was jealous of Petrov for Anastasia and made scenes. Then Petrov offered her to kill Anastasia to prove his love and stop constant arguments.
In the words of one of the investigators:
The suspect man stabbed the victim with a knife then stepped on her throat and strangled her to death. The suspects reported their victim missing and took part in searches trying to avert suspicion. After the body was found they confessed in full to the crime.
They face up to 15 years in prison if found guilty.