Moscow restaurateur sentenced for killing, dismembering wife

Dec. 30, 2013 at 9:14 AM   |   0 comments

MOSCOW, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- A Moscow restaurateur who killed his wife and dismembered her body was sentenced to 14 years in prison Monday.

Alexei Kabanov, 38, founder of a cafe chain in Moscow, said he strangled his wife, Irina, 39, in a fit of rage Jan. 3, then cut up her body and stowed it in a friend's car for disposal later, RIA Novosti reported.

An investigation revealed Kabanov killed his wife, a broadcast journalist and mother of three children, during an argument after she learned he was having an affair. Kabanov strangled her with a computer cord as their children slept in another room, then carved up her body in a bathroom.

Experts found that Kabanov was not mentally ill but did suffer from a "histrionic personality disorder," RIA Novosti reported

The court that sentenced Kabanov also ordered him to pay $46,000 in compensation to his mother-in-law.

The Ukraine-born victim was a freelance radio editor who co-hosted several shows on psychology on the Komsomolskaya Pravda radio station.

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