A 33-year-old man identified as Stepan Dolgikh, has been arrested for beating his 36-year-old wife to death, on their wedding day in the Siberian village of Prokudskoye, Russia.
An Eyewitness said the beating began when the groom became jealous of another guest at their wedding party in a private house, accusing his new wife of ‘behaving incorrectly’.
Chief investigator Kirill Petrushin said, “He began to punch and kick her outside the house.
“He beat her for a long time, in front of witnesses, and struck her vital organs – in the torso and head,
“He fully admitted guilt during the investigation.
“As for repentance…. I cannot comment. I personally do not believe he repented.”
He added, “In a state of alcoholic intoxication, due to jealousy, he developed a hostile attitude towards his wife.
“He was jealous of one of the guests. It seemed to her husband that she behaved incorrectly, which caused a scandal.”
It was reported that the man had been convicted for murder and and armed robbery, but the woman believed she could help him mend his ways.
“She knew about his criminal record.
‘They met while he was serving a sentence in prison for previous crimes,”,’ said Petrushin.