Oleg Sokolov, professor of history and speaker at the Issep, school Marion Marechal, Lyon, confessed this Sunday, November 10 that he had killed and dismembered his young companion.
The 64-year-old confessed on Sunday, November 10 that he had killed and dismembered his 24-year-old girlfriend, one of his former students, said his lawyer.
In his backpack: two arms of a woman
He was suspected of having killed his young companion. "A 63-year-old man was released Saturday morning from the waters of the Moika River in the city center, and in his backpack, two arms of a woman and an alarm gun were found, and he is suspected of murder." said the Russian Investigative Committee in a statement.
He then wanted to commit suicide dressed in Napoleon
He would have fallen into the river where he intended to throw out parts of the body, and would have admitted to having intended to get rid of the body and commit suicide publicly dressed as Napoleon.
The man is hospitalized for hypothermia and would like to regret his act and be ready to cooperate.
The murderer, Oleg Sokolov, planned to commit suicide, while dressed as Napoleon, in Peter & Paul Fortress, but did not follow through. The victim was 24-year-old Anastasia Yeshchenko, who was living with the 63-year-old professor. https://t.co/dDqbhfVCPQ pic.twitter.com/vtBopi2R13
– Bryan MacDonald (@ 27khv) November 9, 2019
(Press Release) Oleg Sokolov is no longer a member of the Scientific Council. pic.twitter.com/S2Pr8Dz84w
– ISSEP (@ISSEP_Lyon) November 9, 2019
Decorated in 2003 with the Legion of Honor in France, Oleg Sokolov served as an advisor on several historical films and wrote several books on Napoleon. He is also a member of the Scientific Council of the Institute of Social, Economic and Political Sciences (Issep), the school founded by former far-right French MEP Marion Marechal in Lyon, France. Nevertheless the Issep, indicated by release in the day of Saturday him "immediately withdrawing his function of member of the scientific council" and presenting "condolences and support to the family of the victim".
He has also founded a popular movement of historical reenactments in Russia, during which several thousand extras replay including major battles in history.