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Central Russian police detain suspect in priest killing

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Police in central Russia's republic of Chuvashia detained on Saturday a suspect in the murder of a priest, an investigation spokesman said.

Police in central Russia's republic of Chuvashia detained on Saturday a suspect in the murder of a priest, an investigation spokesman said.

The body of 46-year-old Father Anatoly was discovered earlier in the day in a church in the village of Yantikovo. The spokesman said the priest had been shot in the chest.

A 47-year-old man with a history of mental illness has been detained in connection with the shooting.

Two priests were shot dead in Moscow in matter of weeks in late 2009.

NIZHNY NOVGOROD, April 24 (RIA Novosti) 

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