October 22, 2014
MOSCOW (AP) - A jury in southern Russia has found six men accused of the brutal slaying of a farming family guilty on all counts.
The 2010 killing of 12 people, including four children, in the village of Kushchevskaya in the southern Krasnodar region shocked Russia. Several assailants burst into the home of a farmer, killing him, his entire family and their guests. Most of the victims were stabbed to death.
The alleged leader of the gang that committed the killings, Sergey Tsapok, was arrested shortly after along with several suspected accomplices. Their trial in the Krasnodar Regional Court began a year ago, and the jury delivered the verdict Friday.
Prosecutors have accused them of murdering at least seven other people in the region.
A sentence is expected next week.
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