Nanny charged with murder in beheading of 4-year-old child

MOSCOW -- A nanny accused of decapitating a 4-year-old girl and brandishing her head outside a Moscow subway station has been formally charged with murder.

See Full Article

Vladimir Markin, spokesman for Russia's Investigative Committee, announced the charge on Friday. Under Russian law, a conviction carries a maximum sentence of life imprisonment or the death penalty, although Russia placed a moratorium on capital punishment in 1999.

Gulchekhra Bobokulova, 38, was detained in Moscow on Monday after she was seen with the child's head.

Officials have suggested the woman, who was diagnosed with schizophrenia in 2003, could have been incited to kill as an act of terrorism, but Markin said investigation into the motive is continuing.



Advertisements

Latest Canada & World News

  • Peel police launch review after 6-year-old girl handcuffed at Mississauga school

    Canada News CBC News
    Police in Peel Region have ordered a review of an incident last September in which officers handcuffed a six-year-old girl at her elementary school. Peel Police Chief Jennifer Evans made the announcement at a meeting of the board on Friday, adding that the review will be conducted by 12 Division Superintendent Rob Ryan and Insp. Source
  • What's in your chicken sandwich? DNA test shows Subway sandwiches could contain just 50% chicken

    Canada News CBC News
    If you're one of many Canadians who opt for chicken sandwiches at your favourite fast food restaurant, you may find the results of a CBC Marketplace investigation into what's in the meat a little hard to swallow. Source
  • Drunk driver who killed family of 4 moved to 'healing lodge' after serving 1 month

    Canada News CTV News
    A woman sentenced to 10 years in prison after killing four people while driving drunk has been moved to an indigenous “healing lodge” after serving just one month in prison. Jordan and Chanda Van de Vorst, along with their children Kamryn and Miguire, were killed last January when Catherine McKay ran a stoplight and crashed her SUV into their vehicle on Highway 11 north of Saskatoon. Source
  • Former judge reprimanded for sexual tryst with defendant

    World News Toronto Sun
    LEXINGTON, Ky. — A former Kentucky judge has been reprimanded for having sex with a woman while he was presiding over her felony criminal case. The Kentucky Judicial Conduct Commission reprimanded the judge Friday. The commission says Ronnie C. Source
  • Are Kim’s accused killer cuties just patsies?

    World News Toronto Sun
    One of the alleged female assassins who sent North Korean despot Kim Jong-un’s half-brother to the morgue posted photos of herself frolicking in a bikini and performing on a TV talent show. As more details emerge about the brazen hit on Kim Jong-Nam at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport Feb. Source
  • 'We invited the pool'; White House defends decision to bar news outlets from press briefing [Video]

    World News Toronto Sun
    The White House has downplayed the decision Friday to block various news organizations from an off-camera briefing, saying the press pool was there. News organizations including the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, CNN and Politico were blocked from joining a White House media gaggle, according to news reports. Source
  • Despite diagreements, Trump-era Republican party united in hating its foes

    World News Toronto Sun
    NATIONAL HARBOR, United States — Donald Trump has just finished a speech at the country’s biggest annual gathering of conservatives, and outside in the hallway a group of young men are debating where they agree and disagree with the president. Source
  • Efforts to stop anonymous sources clash with U.S. 1st Amendment

    World News CTV News
    President Donald Trump railed against the news media Friday, saying reporters shouldn't be allowed to use anonymous sources. He said he's been a target of unrelenting criticism by unnamed people, and he predicted that negative stories would "dry up like you've never seen before" if anonymous sources were jettisoned. Source
  • Manitoba looks to get rid of preliminary inquiries to deal with court backlog

    Canada News CBC News
    Two justices, a judge and the attorney general of Manitoba want Ottawa to change the Criminal Code so the province can conduct a four-year experiment on the justice system and see if it helps reduce court backlogs. Source
  • Contracts for border wall with Mexico awarded by April

    World News Toronto Sun
    SAN DIEGO — U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Friday that it plans to start awarding contracts by mid-April for President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall with Mexico, signalling that he is aggressively pursuing plans to erect “a great wall” along the 2,000-mile border. Source