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Moscow double murder case goes on trial

December 11, 2013, 18:31 UTC+3 MOSCOW
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MOSCOW, December 11. /ITAR-TASS/. Moscow City Court on Wednesday began trial of the criminal case over the murder of student Yekaterina Silina and her mother Yevgenia.

"The case is being reviewed by a jury. The defendant, Belarusian citizen Stepan Goncharik, has denied the charges," the court's press service told Itar-Tass.

Goncharik was Yevgenia Silina's husband. He was arrested on January 13. During a questioning he confessed to the murder of Yevgenia Silina in June 2010, and her 16-year-old daughter in January 2011.

Criminal proceedings were opened after Ekaterina Silina's uncle reported the disappearance of his niece and sister to police.

Yekaterina Silina was a student at Moscow University's department of journalism working for the REX information agency.

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