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Traveling Salesman Accused Of Killing 13 Pensioners

Published: January 30, 2013 (Issue # 1744)


MOSCOW A32-year-old appliance salesman has been accused ofmurdering 13 elderly people inthe Pskov andRostov regions during afour-month period inlate 2005, according toa statement posted onthe Interior Ministrys website onTuesday.

Theman would visit pensioners intheir homes, peddling clothes irons, kettles, andother goods. Once inside, he would size up theoccupants wealth andslay thepoorer ones, police said.

Victims ofthe killing spree, which took place fromSeptember toDecember 2005, were 70 years or older andlived alone, police said.

Authorities are now determining whether theman, who is currently serving aneight-year prison sentence forassault, was involved in similar crimes carried out between 2004 and2005.





 

ALL ABOUT TOWN

Monday, Sept. 1


Today marks the beginning of Lermontov-Fest, a fall festival celebrating the life of one of Russias most remarkable poets who, in a fate eerily similar to Pushkins, was killed in a duel at the age of 26. Organized by the Lermontov Library System, the next several months will see art exhibitions, concerts and public lectures focusing on the Lermontovs short yet prolific career. Check the Lermontov Library Systems website for more details.



Tuesday, Sept. 2


Join expats and practice your Russian during the Russian Clubs weekly meeting tonight at 7:30 p.m. The club is free to participate in although you need to be a registered member of Couchsurfing.



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