ST.PETERSBURG, September 23 /ITAR-TASS/. Prosecutors have brought charges against the detained former Zenith football player, Vladimir Dolgopolov, suspected of beating his wife to death, investigators told ITAR-TASS on Monday.
The incident occurred in the football player’s apartment in St. Petersburg on September 18. Dolgopolov, 52, used to be the football club’s manager for working with Zenith veterans. According to investigators, Dolgopolov brutally battered his wife in a family quarrel. The woman later died of the injuries.
Vladimir Dolgopolov was a defender with the St. Petersburg-based Zenith football team, which was the 1984 USSR national champion.