The Presnensky District Court, at the request of the investigation, arrested Yury Khomchenko until April 22 in a criminal case on the death of people as a result of a fire in a hostel in the center of Moscow. This was reported press office Metropolitan Investigative Committee.
Yuri Khomchenko was charged with the murder of two or more people (part 2 of article 105 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation). The man does not admit guilt.
A fire in a 16-storey building on Mezhdunarodnaya Street in Moscow occurred on February 21. As a result of the arson, 7 people died, including 2 children, 15 were injured. The investigation claims that the man set fire to the hostel because of hostility towards the tenants. On February 22, 59-year-old Yuri Khomchenko was detained.
More details – in the material “Kommersant” “The case of a fire in a hostel took on a murderous character.”
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