Russian woman, Elizaveta Dubrovina sentenced to stabbing murder of younger sister, Stefania Dubrovina after becoming jealous of teen’s good looks.
A 22 year old Russian woman has been convicted of fatally stabbing her teen model sister 189 times in a jealous rage and sentenced to 13 years prison, which also involved her gouging out the 17 year old girl’s eyes, according to a report.
Elizaveta Dubrovina, 22, was found guilty of murder ‘with particular cruelty’ of her younger sister, Stefania, by a court in St. Petersburg, as she sat ‘expressionless’ in a glass cage, The Sun reported.
The woman, who was envious of Stefania’s good looks, had blamed the 2016 attack on her sister’s alleged lover, Alexey Fateev, 44, in whose apartment the victim died as he was out shopping.
‘Due to personal hostile relations, the defendant stabbed her sister at least 189 times with a knife into her vital organs, and cut off her right ear,’ the city prosecutor’s office said in a statement. ‘The victim died at the scene from multiple wounds and blood loss.’
Dubrovina conviction follows the woman being recently cleared to face trial after undergoing compulsory psychiatric treatment.
During trial testimony, Fateev told of finding Stefania’s naked body and managing to stop Elizaveta from fleeing from the ‘crime scene.’
The prosecutor added that Elizaveta ‘scoffed at her sister, causing her to endure excruciating pain because of her dislike,’ adding that ‘she 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,’ the prosecutor said.
Of note, it was revealed Elizaveta and Stefania had spent time in orphanages while growing up.
The sisters’ aunt, Ekaterina Dubrovina, has called Stefania’s death a ‘shocking tragedy.’
St. Petersburg showman Stas Baretsky, 45, who had known the sisters, said the prison sentence was too severe.
‘I hope that the sentence to be reconsidered, as I believe she is not guilty,’ he said.