Russian historical past professor despatched to jail for killing, dismembering pupil

St Petersburg: A court docket in St Petersburg has convicted a distinguished historical past professor on expenses of murdering and dismembering a feminine pupil and sentenced him to 12½ years in jail.

The court docket discovered 64-year-old Oleg Sokolov, who taught at St Petersburg State College, responsible of capturing and killing 24-year-old doctoral pupil Anastasia Yeshchenko at his residence in November 2019.

Oleg Sokolov, a history professor at St. Petersburg State University, was known for participating in re-enactments of historical battles.

Oleg Sokolov, a historical past professor at St. Petersburg State College, was identified for collaborating in re-enactments of historic battles. Credit score:AP

Sokolov was detained after being pulled from the Moika River exterior his St Petersburg residence with a backpack with two severed arms inside.

The limbs have been recognized as Yeshchenko’s, and investigators discovered different physique elements within the river and in Sokolov’s residence within the historic a part of St Petersburg, lower than two kilometres from the Hermitage Museum.