The Investigative Committee of Russia has completed an investigation into Mikhail Khachaturian, who was killed by his daughters, and he was charged with an article on the distribution of pornography. This was announced on Sunday, May 29, by a TASS source in law enforcement agencies.
“In the final version, Mikhail Khachaturian’s defenders were charged in the framework of a criminal case on sexual abuse of daughters and beatings,” the agency’s interlocutor said.
It is noted that during the investigation, the fact of Khachaturian’s distribution of pornographic material with the participation of his daughters was established. According to the source, his lawyers were officially notified of this.
In addition, the defense of the Khachaturian sisters have already familiarized themselves with the case materials. It will be submitted to the supervisory authority for approval of the indictment, when the defendant’s defense examines the case. Then he will be sent for consideration to the Butyrsky Court of Moscow.
Khachaturian’s defense also confirmed the end of the investigation of the criminal case against him. However, lawyer Olga Khalikova stated that there was no evidence of her client’s guilt in the case.
“There were no biological traces confirming the sexual abuse of girls, and there cannot be,” she said.
On March 23, 2021, the Russian Investigative Committee officially recognized the Khachaturian sisters as victims in the case of violence and beatings by their father.
Earlier this month, investigators opened a criminal case against Mikhail Khachaturian, who was killed by his daughters.
The murder of Mikhail Khachaturian was committed on July 27, 2018. Three girls were arrested on August 2, 2018 and charged with murder by prior conspiracy (clause “g”, part 2, article 105 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation). In mid-June 2019, they were finally charged.
On February 1, 2021, the case against the older Khachaturian sisters, who are accused of killing their father, was returned to the prosecutor’s office in order to eliminate a number of contradictions in the indictment.
According to the investigation, the three Khachaturian sisters stabbed their father to death in their apartment on Altufievsky Highway in Moscow. The detainees were placed in a pre-trial detention center, then, in conditions of public outcry, the measure of restraint was softened to “a ban on certain actions,” and subsequently the sisters were released from electronic bracelets.
The investigation recognized the father’s bullying of the girls, but left the strictest qualification, considering these facts only as a mitigating circumstance. The Prosecutor General’s Office approved the indictment on the second attempt.