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Who is Dimitri Kirilik, the man accused by police of slaughtering three generations of a family in an unprecedented multiple homicides last month in Rishon Lezion?
Kirilik emigrated to Israel from Russia in 2004.
After his arrival, Kirilik's mother, who shopped at a Rishon Lezion deli owned by Ludmila Oshrenko, mentioned that her son had recently arrived in Israel. It was Ludmila Oshrenko - who would go on to be allegedly murdered by Kirilik, who put her alleged future murderer in touch with her own son, and helped arrange for him to find a job at her son's restaurant.
Police say Kirilik has a criminal background in Russia, and is accused by Russian police of taking part in a violent armed robbery in his home town of Chilibinsk.
Russian authorities submitted an extradition request for Kirilik in 2006, but Israel failed to deport the suspect.
Kirilik is registered as Demien Kirilik in his passport, although his name in Israel is listed as Dimitry. The discrepancy could be part of an attempt to confuse Russian efforts to extradite him.
Kirilik is trained in the marital art of Tae Kwan Do, and is a former ice hockey player. After his sacking from the Oshrenko-owned restaurant in 2007, he held down a number of security jobs, and became a bodyguard for Avi Nir, CEO of the Keshet TV network.
Prone to violence, rage, and deep feelings of humiliation, Kirilik's hatred for the Oshrenko family developed over the years since his sacking from the family-owned restaurant in 2007, the Central District's Central Unit chief, Dep.-Cmdr. Avi Noiman, told The Jerusalem Post on Sunday.
"He felt humiliated," Noiman said. "He lost his respected status within the Russian community."
That incident formed the start of long and lethal process of loathing for the Oshrenko family on the part of Kirilik, Noiman said. "The humiliation caused him to hate the family in a very significant way," he added.
Police allege that Kirilik plotted out the murders long in advance, down to the last detail.
"His voice did not shake during his first confession. There was no regret expressed at first. In fact, there was a kind of pride," said Supt. Elidov Hecht, who headed the Suspect Taskforce on behalf of the Central Unit.
"He is a very cruel, very arrogant, cold blooded man," Hecht added.
"The first time he expressed regret was when he recounted seeing two small coffins of his victims," Hecht said.
"During the reenactment, he knelt down at the baby's bed at the murder scene, and asked for forgiveness. But police were not convinced by that," Hecht added.
Noiman, a veteran of gruesome murder scenes, told the Post that the Oshrenko homicide episode was the most difficult investigation he had ever led.
"To see a child and baby stabbed, to see them slaughtered. This does not happen here. I hope it will not happen again," Noiman said.