MOSCOW, September 9 (RAPSI/RIA Novosti) – A Russian court sent to prison for life Monday a man who shot dead six of his colleagues last year.
The court found Dmitry Vinogradov guilty of six counts of murder.
Vinogradov, 30, went into the Moscow office of the pharmaceutical company where he worked as a lawyer on the morning of November 7 and opened fire on his colleagues with two hunting rifles, killing three men and two women and wounding a fourth man who later died in hospital.
Hours before the shooting, Vinogradov, dubbed the “Russian Breivik” by media, posted a rambling message on a social network about his hatred for the human race, stating that the only way to make the world better was to kill as many people as possible.
In his message, Vinogradov wrote: “Evolve! At last become aware of your real meaning and place in this world! Understand that you are aliens here, you are the genetic rubbish which should not be here, the rubbish which appeared by accident, as a result of a mistake in evolution, the rubbish which must be destroyed.”
Psychiatric experts confirmed his sanity during the investigation.
Investigator said shortly after the killings that Vinogradov had been on a drinking binge for several days before the incident, and had been suffering from depression.
During questioning, Vinogradov reportedly said he had planned to use all the 150 rounds of ammunition he took with him on the day of the shooting to kill more than six people.
“He later confessed that the only thing he regretted was that he had not killed enough 'genetic rubbish,' as he called people in his manifesto,” Investigative Committee spokesman Vladimir Markin said Monday.
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