After she asked for discount, a plumber reportedly stabs his client before repeatedly stabbing her mother and neighbor
The man, 43, whose name has not been released, reportedly stabbed Inna Murzaeva, 32, to death.
He also assaulted her mother and male neighbor who tried to defend the woman.
Inna died at the scene. Her mother and neighbor remain in critical condition, .
The horrific incident took place on September 4 in the town of Almaty, in the north-eastern part of the country.
Inna has welcomed the plumber to her apartment after discovering him online, according to sources.
Negotiations between the two degenerated into a dispute, after Inna had requested the man to lower his service price.
The dispute got out of hand, and the plumber pulled from his pocket a homemade knife and assaulted Inna and her 63-year-old mother, reports said.
The women’s cries alerted a nearby man who rushed to their aid immediately, and he was also badly stabbed.
The man ran, and witnesses saw him hurrying away.
One eyewitness told local media:
“The man was holding a homemade knife-like weapon with blood dripping from it. We called the police and an ambulance.”
Inna died from horrific wounds on the spot before a crew of paramedics arrived, investigators said.
Her friend Oksana Feller said:
“Inna’s throat was cut open. She had no chance to survive the assault.”
Two other victims were rushed to intensive care in critical condition with severe injuries.
Local health authority spokesman Timur Yermashev commented:
“One of the victims received stab wounds in the left ventricle of the heart and lungs.
“Another victim was stabbed multiple times in the face, neck and arms.”
Police got a description of the suspect from witnesses and detained him less than an hour after the incident.
During interrogations, the suspect said:
“I grabbed the knife and thrust it into her [Inna’s] body. Before that, I had never hit women even with my fist.”
Acting Chief of Police Tanat Nazanov confirmed the incident, saying:
“The suspect attacked the women during pay negotiations after they began to bargain.
“He was charged with murder and taken into custody.”
The man faces up to 15 years in prison if found guilty.