A Russian TV presenter was fatally shot by her estranged husband in entrance of the couple’s nine-year-old son as the 2 fought a bitter custody battle, police mentioned.
Zhanna Veber, 29, was allegedly shot at shut vary by her 36-year-old husband Anatoly Leontikov with a supposedly “non-lethal” pneumatic weapon as their son Dmitry watched, The Mirror reported. Leontikov then took off along with his son.
Veber, who was a well-liked TV character within the Krasnodar area of southern Russia, died on the best way to hospital after being handled by paramedics.
Leontikov took his son to stick with his household and went on the run from authorities. He turned himself into police on Wednesday (27 December), based on the Mirror.
Native studies mentioned the 2 cut up two years in the past however they weren’t formally divorced. Leontikov reportedly arrived at her residence and argued together with her over his restricted entry to their son. An unidentified pal of Veber’s mentioned: “The scandal started due to the kid.
“Zhanna wished to restrict his entry to the kid,” they added.
Leontikov reportedly had been away engaged on building websites close to Moscow as a builder. When he returned, he moved into Veber’s residence however left after some time. He returned on Tuesday (26 December) and “broke a window” to enter the house, the pal mentioned.
“After she died, he took the boy to his relations,” the pal added. The pal mentioned Veber was “bold,” with “massive plans for her life”. The sufferer is alleged to have wished to “transfer to a giant metropolis” whereas he “labored as a foreman constructing homes”.
The pal claimed Leontikov is a former policeman who had a allow to hold the pneumatic gun.
Laba TV, the place Veber labored, ran a broadcast to pay tribute to the glamorous presenter.