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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Jailing in ‘Pedophile’ Killing

A woman who beat to death a neighbor she said had sexually abused her 4-year-old daughter was sentenced to eight years in prison by a North Ossetia court on Thursday, Interfax reported.

Elvina Tsogoyeva, 36, said she lost control and attacked the 19-year-old neighbor, Igor Uvizhev, in May 2009 after he confessed to molesting her daughter. Tsogoyeva cut off Uvizhev’s genitalia before killing him, the local web site Severny Kavkaz reported.

Uvizhev’s relatives say Tsogoyeva had had an affair with Uvizhev and claimed child abuse as a cover-up for her actions.

The Prigorodsky District Court convicted Tsogoyeva of murder. She had faced up to 15 years in prison.

Tsogoyeva turned herself over to police after the death. Her lawyers, who requested a four-year suspended sentence, promised to appeal.

(MT)