MOSCOW, February 18 (Itar-Tass) – An adopted three-year-old Russian boy identified as Maxim Kuzmin has been killed by his foster mother in Texas, the Russian president’s ombudsman for the rights of children, Pavel Astakihov, said in his Twitter blog on Monday, February 18.
“The murder occurred in late January. Three-year-old Maxim was beaten up [according to the investigators] by his foster mother who had long been feeding him strong psychotropic substances. The buy died before the ambulance called in by the foster mother arrived. According to the post-mortem, the boy had numerous injuries,” Astakhov said.
Moscow expects severe punishment for those responsible for the death of a three-year-old Russian boy in the United States, the Russian Foreign Ministry’s commissioner for human rights, democracy and the rule of law Konstantin Dolgov said.
“The U.S. Department of State has not helped the Russian consuls investigate the circumstances of Maxim Kuzmin’s death. We will watch the investigation of the Maxim Kuzmin case. We expect those responsible for his death to get the severe penalty they deserve,” Dolgov told Itar-Tass.