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Professor Caught Trying To Fish Murdered Lover’s Arms Out Of A River Sentenced, Jailed

A Russian historian was reportedly sentenced Friday to 12.5 years in jail after being convicted of murdering and dismembering a student lover.

Oleg Sokolov, 64-year-old former professor at St. Petersburg State University known for battle scene reenactments, was discovered in a river November 2019 with a bag containing the severed arms of 24-year-old Anastasia Yeshchenko, Reuters reported Tuesday.

Sokolov pleaded guilty to a murder charge but reportedly said it was not premeditated. Instead, he told the court Yeshchenko had driven him to “a state of complete insanity” by making disparaging comments about his children, according to Reuters.

Russia jails historian for 12.5 years for grisly murder of student lover https://t.co/pxwij1VpY9 pic.twitter.com/ejbkgg8RJG

— Reuters (@Reuters) December 25, 2020

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