Suspected murderer of French businessman detained in Kazakhstan
A man suspected of involvement in the murder of a French businessman and his family in central Moscow has been arrested in Kazakhstan, Russian investigators said on Thursday, RIA Novosti reported.
Hurshid Normuradov is accused killing French wine trader Thierry Spinelli, his 30-year-old wife Olga, and their three-year-old daughter on April 20, and setting their apartment on fire to cover up traces of the crime.
The location of a second suspect in the murder has also been established.
"The investigation is currently preparing documents to request Normuradov's extradition to Russia," a spokesman for the Russian Investigation Department said. "The investigation is ongoing."
People who knew the family earlier suggested that the murder may have been committed by a group of workers who were renovating the family's apartment. They said Spinelli had an argument with the workers after they repeatedly flooded the apartment.
Spinelli, a co-founder of the Chateau le Grand Vostok winery in south Russia's Krasnodar Region, had lived in Russia for more than 10 years. His wife was a Russian national, while his daughter had dual Russian-French citizenship.