A groom has been sentenced to 18 years for killing his new spouse on their marriage ceremony day in entrance of shocked company.
Stepan Dolgikh, 35, beat spouse Oksana Poludentseva, 36, to demise then dumped her physique in a ravine.
He informed a court docket in Novosibirsk, Russia that he believed his new bride was dishonest on him.
Dolgikh had a earlier conviction for homicide however the spouse – who acquired to know him whereas he was in jail as a pen pal – believed she may tame him.
Witnesses stated he began kicking and punching mother-of-one Poludentseva after changing into “jealous” of her communication with one other visitor at their alcohol-fuelled marriage ceremony celebration in a non-public home in Chik village.
He accused his new spouse of “behaving incorrectly”, it was alleged.
Chief investigator Kirill Petrushin stated: “He started to punch and kick her exterior the home.”
He continued to assault her inside the home.
“He grabbed her by the hair, hit her, pushed her out into the road, the place he additionally continued to strike her physique and head.”
When she appeared lifeless “he dumped her into a close-by ravine”.
The incident was a number of hours after the couple had exchanged vows at their marriage ceremony.
Different company had been reportedly too scared to intervene however they referred to as legislation enforcement.
The groom was detained on the scene by the Russian Nationwide Guard.
Dolgikh confessed to the killing, stated Petrushin, senior regional detective of the Russian Investigative Committee.
“He beat her for a very long time, in entrance of witnesses, and struck her very important organs – within the torso and head,” he stated.
He “absolutely admitted guilt throughout the investigation” however didn’t repent, he stated.
“He was jealous of her with one of many male company,” stated Petrushin.
“It appeared to her husband that she had behaved incorrectly, which precipitated a scandal.
“All the remaining had been afraid of him, in order that they tried to intervene, however had been rebuffed.”
A buddy stated: “She really liked him, and was ready for launch.”
“The deceased lady knew about his legal report,” stated Petrushin.
“They met whereas he was serving a sentence in jail for his earlier crimes.”