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 Suspect in murder of 8-year-old girl in Loshchynivka taken into custody, - prosecutors

The court placed the suspect in the brutal murder of the 8-year-old girl in Loshchynivka village in the Odesa region in pretrial custody.

Censor.NET reports citing the press service of the regional prosecutor's office.

"The suspect in the murder of the 8-year-old girl was taken into custody at the request of the prosecutor's office of Izmail.

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"The child's body with signs of violent death was found in Loshchynivka village Aug. 27, 2016. The same day, the law enforcement officers detained a man and served him notice of suspicion of premeditated murder of a minor child. A number of expert examinations are underway," the statement reads.

The pre-trial investigation in a criminal proceeding continues.

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As previously reported, riots broke out in Loshchynivka after a dead 8-year-old girl was found in an abandoned house on the village outskirts Aug. 27. A 21-year-old Roma local was detained as murder suspect, after which several Roma homes were ransacked by locals. More than 300 people took part in the unrest.

The suspect, in turn, does not plead guilty. He gave testimonies first but abandoned them afterwards. According to locals, the Roma settled in the village three years ago and have been involved in robbery and drug dealing, beating up and bullying of villagers since then. The local police have been ignoring the people's complaints.
 
 
 
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