Investigators have concluded a criminal case on the horrifying mass murder of 12 people in Russia's southern Krasnodar region in 2010, and sent it to court, Vladimir Markin a spokesman for the Investigative Committee said on Monday.
“Six members of a criminal ring will face charges of participation in gangs, murders, attempted murder, robbery, illegal incarceration, intentional damage to property, rape and illegal arms possession,” Markin said, adding that the accused may receive a life jail term if found guilty.
The bodies of 12 people, including eight adults and four children, were found in a house in the village of Kushchevskaya in Krasnodar Region, on November 5, 2010. The adults were stabbed to death, three of the children were strangled and the remaining child died of smoke inhalation.
Six people, including the suspected organizer of the massacre, Sergei Tsapok, have been detained in connection with the crime.
Tsapok, a ringleader of a local mafia clan, who terrorized the village from 1998 to 2010, has been involved into the deaths of 19 people, including a mass murder of the family of farmer Server Ametov in 2010, Markin said.