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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

3 Charged in Killing of Mayor

Prosecutors have charged three unidentified individuals with the murder of Viktor Dorkin, mayor of the Moscow region city of Dzerzhinsky.

One individual has been charged with organizing the hit. The other two have been charged with actually killing the mayor, a spokesman for the Moscow regional prosecutor's office told Itar-Tass.

Dorkin was shot 10 times in the head and four times in the chest last March as he was walking home. He had just made a live television appearance.

The prosecutor's spokesman said his office was close to completing the investigation and would soon send the case to a Moscow region court. He did not elaborate.

Sergei Zamurayev, the Moscow region's chief prosecutor, was quoted Wednesday in Rossiiskaya Gazeta as saying the murder was likely tied to Dvorkin's work as mayor.