facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Police: Dancer Pavel Dmitrichenko, 2 others, confessed to Bolshoi acid attack

March 6, 2013 at 9:46 AM   |   Comments

MOSCOW, March 6 (UPI) -- Bolshoi Theater dancer Pavel Dmitrichenko and two other men admitted to their roles in the acid attack on the theater's artistic director, Moscow police say.

Dmitrichenko, the company's lead solo dancer, signed a statement confessing he was the mastermind behind the assault on Sergei Filin, RIA Novosti said.

Filin suffered burns to his face and eyes when a masked man threw sulfuric acid at him outside his apartment Jan. 17.

Filin has undergone several surgical procedures to save his eyesight and is receiving follow-up treatment at a clinic in Germany.

RIA Novosti said Yury Zarutsky admitted he carried out the actual attack at Dmitrichenko's behest while Andrei Lipatov said he drove Zarutsky to the crime scene.

"The motive for the crime lies in [Filin's] hostile relations with Dmitrichenko connected to his work," a police spokesman told the Russian news agency Wednesday.

No other details were immediately available.

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Kelly Ripa's penthouse sells for $20M Kelly Ripa's penthouse sells for $20M
2
Jamie Foxx sued for allegedly stealing new song Jamie Foxx sued for allegedly stealing new song
3
Randy Travis makes rare public appearance after stroke Randy Travis makes rare public appearance after stroke
4
Colin Farrell to star in second season of 'True Detective' Colin Farrell to star in second season of 'True Detective'
5
Polly Bergen, Emmy Award-winning actress, dies Polly Bergen, Emmy Award-winning actress, dies
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback