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Son of top businessman detained on suspicion of killing his 16 year old former girlfriend

By The Siberian Times reporter
10 September 2015

Girl died from multiple stab wounds after he invited her to his birthday party.

Karina Zalesova's body was found on 28 August in Igor Konkov's mansion. Picture: Vkontakte

Tycoon Igor Konkov claimed his son Mark, 16, and dead teenager Karina Zalesova had made a suicide pact, and that the boy was rescued from hanging himself at the last minute. 

However, Mark Konkov was taken into custody on Wednesday after an outcry in Novosibirsk over an earlier court decision to hold him under house arrest. The public expressed concerns that the businessman's influence could lead to an abuse of justice in the case. 

Karina Zalesova


Mark Konkov


Mark Konkov

Karina had four stab wounds to her throat and also four cuts on her hands, as well as bruises, indicating she had tried to protect herself from her attacker, so casting doubt on the suicide pact theory. Pictures: Komsomolskaya Pravda, Anastasia Korableva/Tayga.info, Channel 8

Zalesova's body was found on 28 August in Igor Konkov's mansion. Her father Yury Zalesov alleged that the tycoon's son had previously threatened to stab her in text messages and on social networks, and that after she died he had used her phone to boast to a friend over the killing. 

'Her phone could only be unlocked using her own fingerprints, so he must have pressed the button with her finger after she was already dead,' he claimed. 

Friends of the dead girl said that she went to the party because he had threatened to commit suicide if she did not come. It is believed she hid this from her father who did not know where she planned to go. 

Natalia Konkova

Natalia Konkova cast doubt on her youngest child's sanity, adding that he needed to be 'isolated'. Picture: Anastasia Korableva/Tayga.info

Her parents called her but she didn't answer and then the phone was switched off. They revealed that she had four stab wounds to her throat and also four cuts on her hands, as well as bruises, indicating she had tried to protect herself from her attacker, so casting doubt on the suicide pact theory.

State investigators appealed against house arrest, and the alleged killer is now in custody pending further investigations. Konkov, a construction tycoon, has six children with his wife Natalia, a psychologist. 

At Wednesday's court hearing she cast doubt on her youngest child's sanity, adding that he needed to be 'isolated'.

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Comments (2)

I hope the authorities serve justice on him as they would on others; & I hope they don't let themselves be distracted by the parents money. Because sadly the world over...many barristers, lawyers, judges & courts get distracted by "Money"!
Jaker, Dundalk
15/09/2015 08:07
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Just look at her face why do this to her what a cowardly thing to do .Rot in jail dude.
todd, Austrailia
11/09/2015 23:52
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