Russian woman, Elizaveta Dubrovina to face trial after brutally murdering her model sister, Stefania in a jealous fit of rage. Stabbed her 189 times, gouged eyes out and hacked ears off.
A 22 year old Russian woman is set to face trial after ‘brutally’ killing her 17 year old ‘model’ sister in a jealous fit of rage, in which the sibling is alleged to have stabbed her victim 189 times, gouged her eyes out along with hacking her ears off.
Elizavetta Dubrovina is accused of murdering her younger sister, Stefania, during a ‘drug filled’ episode in the city of St Petersburg in 2016 at the victim’s boyfriend’s residence. Upon her arrest, the elder sister was placed in a mental hospital for psychiatric evaluation.
Deemed fit to now face trial, the elder sister faces up to 25 years in jail if convicted the dailymail reports.
Elder sister blames model sister’s ‘jealous’ boyfriend for murder:
Elizavetta strongly denies the murder charge – claiming the dead girl’s ‘lover’ Alexey Fateev, now 44, in whose flat her sister died, carrying out the brutal killing.
However, the prosecuting authorities say the man is a witness and not under any suspicion.
Elizaveta, aged 19 at the time of the killing, is charged with ‘murder with particular cruelty’.
Fateev has denied on Russian TV that he had anything to do with Stefania’s death.
He told how he found Stefania’s massacred naked body after returning from a shop where he bought wine.
He detained Elizaveta to stop her fleeing before handing her over to police, he said.
Acted with particular cruelty:
In a court statement prosecutors said that the sister ‘acted with particular cruelty’ in gouging out Stefania’s eyes.
They said: ‘She scoffed at her sister, causing her to endure excruciating pain because of her dislike.
‘During the massacre, she inflicted at least 189 stabs on her sister – in the head, neck, torso, arms and legs.
‘The girl also sliced off her sister’s ears.’
Stefania’s body ‘almost ruined by cutting performed by the girl’s elder sister’.
At the time of the killing, local media outlet, Komsomolskaya Pravda citing law enforcement sources reported that Stefania’s body was ‘almost ruined by cutting performed by the girl’s elder sister’.
She had posed for nude pictures shortly before her death but friends denied she had taken part in adult entertainment movies.
In an interview with the media outlet, the girls’ mother Oksana Dubrovina said Elizaveta has now recovered her memory of events and her daughter claimed the man acted as a ‘demon’.
She alleged Fateev and Stefania were lovers and that he was jealous over the risque photographs.
Ms Dubrovina added: ‘And to put it mildly, Stefania was not loyal to him…’
On a TV show in 2017 she physically attacked Fateev and scratched his face.
St Petersburg showman Stas Baretsky, 45, said: ‘I had known Stefania for about two years.
‘She was a modest and attractive girl, she took part in my shows.’
He insisted that rumors she worked as an escort girl were untrue.
He said: ‘Stefania was never involved in it. ‘She was not filmed in porn film either. She simply tried to boost her career in modelling.’
A newspaper report said Elizaveta ‘copied the image of her younger sister – the same hair color, the same lipstick’.
‘There are photographs of both sisters hugging each other but there is no doubt that the elder sister envied the younger one.’
Of note- both sisters had spent time in orphanages as children.
Their aunt Ekaterina Dubrovina called Stefania’s death a ‘shocking tragedy’.
She said: ‘My blood turns to ice.’