Source: Russian Federation Ministry of Internal Affairs in English
“A 53-year-old local resident suspected of attempting to organize a contract murder of two people was detained by criminal investigation officers of the MIA of Russia Division for the Budennovskiy District of the Stavropol Territory,” said the official representative of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia Irina Volk.
The police received information that a woman-resident of the city of Budennovsk was looking for an executor of the murder of her neighbors – a married couple, with whom she had been in a hostile relationship for a long time.
“In order to document the fact of the crime, police officers staged the murder of the spouses in their private car. The role of the ‘executor’ was played by an operative officer. In confirmation of the murder the woman received photos from the imitated crime scene. Making sure that the order was fulfilled, she settled with the ‘executor’ with an amount of 100 thousand rubles. At the time of the remuneration transfer, the offender was detained and taken to the district division of internal affairs, where she confessed,” said Irina Volk.
The Budennovskiy Inter-District Investigation Division for the Stavropol Territory of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation opened a criminal case on the grounds of a crime stipulated by part 3 of Article 30 and part 2 of Article 105 of the RF Criminal Code. In relation to the suspect, the court selected a preventive measure in the form of remand in custody.