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Wagner Group veteran arrested for partner's murder in Moscow

A Wagnerite cut off his partner's ear. In the end, he brutally killed her.
A Wagnerite cut off his partner's ear. In the end, he brutally killed her.
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1:05 PM EDT, March 26, 2024
In Moscow, a former convict who was recruited by the Wagner Group has been arrested for the brutal murder of his partner upon his return from the war in Ukraine. At the time of the crime, the victim's 15-year-old daughter was present in the apartment.
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The heinous act occurred in the Bibirevo district, located in the northeastern administrative district of Moscow. Investigators revealed that 51-year-old Wagner Group combatant Sergey Mironov gruesomely cut off his 42-year-old partner's ear before stabbing her at least 15 times with a knife. Ultimately, he dialed the police himself.
Reports from Russian media indicate that the detained man had multiple previous convictions. Before joining the ranks of the Wagner mercenaries, he served time for inflicting grievous bodily harm that resulted in death.
Mironov participated in front-line battles in Ukraine from October 2022 until April 2023. Following his pardon by President Vladimir Putin, he returned to Moscow and began residing with Svetlana K. The murder followed an argument while the victim's 15-year-old daughter was in the apartment.

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Source: moscowtimes.ru
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