Reports: Gyumri Murder Suspect Has Psychiatric Record
Russian media-reports that the Russian conscript accused of killing an entire family in the Armenian town of Gyumri suffers from “oligophrenia” (mental retardation) are raising fresh questions about Moscow’s response to the deaths.
Citing anonymous sources, several mainstream Russian news sites claimed on February 5 that 18-year-old Valery Permyakov, charged with the deaths of seven members of the Avetisian family, spent more than a month in a psychiatric hospital before being stationed late last year at Russia’s 102nd army base in Gyumri.
LifeNews, referencing military investigators, reported that doctors at a psychiatric hospital in the Siberian town of Chita where Permyakov was stationed supposedly detected “serious behavioral disorders.”
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