Story By: Feza Uzay, Sub-Editor: Marija Stojkoska, Agency: Newsflash
The suspect in the satanic murder of a 15-year-old schoolboy has been named as a 29-year-old Russian champion biathlete.
The dead body of Roman Fedulov was found in a well in an area of woodland near the Russian city of Ryazan on 13th October, four days after he went missing.
His former stepfather, 52-year-old Vladislav Tsikunov, and the man’s girlfriend were swiftly arrested.
As reported in several local news outlets including NTV, the female suspect has been named as 29-year-old three-time champion archery-biathlete Maria Korneeva.
Archery-biathlon is a form of biathlon where a bow is used instead of a rifle.
According to reports, Tsikunov told the police during questioning that his girlfriend accidentally stabbed the boy as she was carving a pentagram into his back after “stunning” him.
He claimed he had been waiting in his car at the time of the allegedly accidental killing and that his girlfriend had been armed with a wrench and a hunting knife.
According to NTV, the man had only recently divorced the boy’s mother and wanted to get back together with her against her wishes.
According to news outlet BezFormata, the couple had been married for four years and had a daughter in common.
His wife reportedly divorced him because he allegedly behaved aggressively towards her and even tried to poison their pet dog.
He reportedly made a living by selling amulets and other ritual objects online.
He allegedly carried out the occult ritual because he believed it would reunite him with his former family, though it was not explained how this squared with him having a new girlfriend.
Police officers searched his house, where they found shoes with traces of blood, runes and images of Valkyries (maidens of Odin who choose the heroes to be slain in battle and conduct them to Valhalla in Norse mythology).
NTV reported that Korneeva was expelled from her sports academy for non-attendance on 7th October.
She reportedly has bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Institute of Physical Education and also studied law at the Moscow State University of Economics, Statistics and Informatics.
She had recently been living in the town of Ramenskoye in Moscow Oblast, and her acquaintances said they were unaware she had an interest in the occult.
According to BezFormata, her acquaintances described her as “not sociable”.
Both suspects remained in custody at the time of reporting, with a decision on Korneeva’s provisional release or continued custody reportedly due today (Friday, 15th October).