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Three 19-year old youths committed 19 murders in Dnipropetrovsk during a month

24.07.2007 | 13:59

The crimes were rather similar to hunting or entertainment

Three 19-year old residents of Dnipropetrovsk were arrested yesterday on suspicion of committing a series of murders since June 24 at the territory of Zaporizhzhya and Dnipropetrovsk Oblasts. They have already pleaded guilty of committing 19 murders. Deputy Interior Minister of Ukraine Mykola Kupianskiy claimed this to a press conference in Kyiv today.

According to an UNIAN correspondent, he noted that among victims of the murderers, there were people of different age and social position, beginning from youths and finishing with pensioners, working and unemployed. “They were not interested either in age, or in social position”, M.Kupianskiy said, adding that some of the murders were committed spontaneously, the heads of victims were broken with metal rods so that they could not be recognized.

M.Kupianskiy also stressed that all the arrested used to study in the same class in one of schools. One of them was working as a guard, two others – unemployed.

Speaking about motives of the crime, M.Kupianskiy said it was rather hard to determine their motives, as the crimes were rather similar to hunting or entertainment for them.

“In some cases, they filmed their crimes”, M.Kupianskiy said.

At the same time, he disclosed that all the arrested were from normal families, their parents were rich and reputed people.

According to the deputy Minister, not less than 2 thousand policemen were working over revealing the crime.

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