Rapist-arsonist jailed for life in RussiaAugust 15th, 2012 - 10:50 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A court in Russia’s Siberia region sentenced a man to life in prison for a series of crimes, including two arsons that killed seven people and the rape of a 12-year-old girl.
Two people died when Vadim Garbokon set fire to a wooden house in an attempt to kill a female acquaintance in the western Siberian city of Tomsk in May 2007.
In October 2009, Garbokon and a teenage friend set fire to a flat that they believed belonged to a man who was at odds with the teenager. They blocked the door with a log before setting the apartment ablaze. Five people, including three children, were killed.
The criminals, who were under the influence of alcohol, later discovered that they had set fire to the wrong flat, officials said.
Garbokon also raped a 12-year-old girl and committed a robbery together with another teenage friend.
His two underage accomplices have been sentenced to over nine years and over three years in jail respectively.
- Four teens held for rape, murder of minor girl - Apr 14, 2012
- Russian postal workers poisoned by toxic parcel - May 31, 2012
- Russia's Siberia region hit by wildfires - Jul 30, 2012
- Russian faces jail for internet sex talk with minor - Aug 07, 2012
- To escape rape, Russian woman jumps from fourth floor - Jul 06, 2012
- Family rescued after five days in Siberian woods - Aug 02, 2012
- Cow farm poses threat to Russian airport - Mar 06, 2012
- Russian woman jailed for killing 17 - Jun 04, 2012
- 82-year-old Russian woman jailed for slaughter - Aug 30, 2012
- Moscow serial killer gets life for 16 murders - Jan 30, 2012
- Russian man charged with cannibalism - Aug 30, 2011
- Ammo train explodes, sets off Siberia wildfire - Jul 26, 2012
- Serial killer faces trial in Moscow - May 23, 2012
- Woman set ablaze in Moscow - Apr 06, 2011
- Siberian leaves woman chained on island, jailed - Nov 24, 2011
Tags: accomplices, acquaintance, arsonist, arsons, crimes, criminals, life in prison, nine years, odds, old girl, rape, rapist, ria novosti, robbery, russia moscow, siberia, siberian city, teenage friend, tomsk, vadim