Investigators think Orhan Zeynalov driven by hooliganism to kill Biryulyovo resident

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(Interfax – MOSCOW, October 21, 2013) Orhan Zeynalov was driven by hooliganism when he murdered resident of Moscow’s Biryulyovo district Yegor Shcherbakov, the Russian Investigative Committee said.

“Zeynalov has been charged with committing a murder driven by hooliganism,” Investigative Committee spokesman Vladimir Markin told Interfax on Friday.

According to investigators’ information, “Zeynalov denies the charges brought against him, and, as before when being interrogated, he told investigators that it was he who inflicted the knife wound to Yegor Shcherbakov between late October 9 and early October 10 at Vostryakovsky Lane, today he said that he was not present at the crime scene at all and did not commit the murder,” Markin said.

“Regardless of this, as it has been reported, investigators have enough evidence on Zeynalov’s involvement in the crime, which was the basis of the charges,” Markin said.

Zeynalov was charged on Friday in a detention facility of the Main Internal Affairs Directorate for Moscow in the presence of an interpreter and a defense lawyer, Markin said.