murder crime scene 248.88.
(photo credit: Channel 2 (file))
Yavne resident Andrey
Lushchenko was indicted on Wednesday for murdering his friend, 28-year-old Rishon
Lezion resident Sergei Kolsnikov. According to the indictment filed at the
Petah Tikva Magistrate’s Court, Lushchenko went
on to rape and assault his friend’s
mother for a 24-hour period after the murder.
Lushchenko, a former
IDF combat soldier who made aliya in 1996, admitted to the
crimes during his police investigation.
According to police, Kolsnikov, Lushchenko
and another friend met to drink alcohol at a Rishon Lezion park on Friday
night, January 1. At 3 a.m., after several hours of drinking, Lushchenko and Kolsnikov went to the latter’s
When they arrived at the apartment,
Kolsnikov fell asleep, and the defendant surfed the Web and listened to music.
At a certain point, Kolsnikov asked Lushchenko
to leave, and in response, the defendant allegedly slapped his friend in the face and
stabbed him twelve times with a kitchen knife. Lushchenko only stopped stabbing
his friend when he was sure he was not longer breathing, according to the
The defendant allegedly then went
to Kolsnikov’s mother’s bedroom, punched her and waved the knife in her
face. He forced her to undress and raped her several times, the indictment
On Saturday morning, when she asked him if he had murdered
her son, the defendant allegedly beat her, stabbed her in the abdomen and told her that
Sergei was sleeping “because he swallowed pills and drank Vodka.” After stabbing her, Lushchenko allegedly refused to call an ambulance for Kolsnikov’s mother, though she begged him to do so.
On Sunday, January 3, Lushchenko
allegedly forced Kolsnikov to lie to her boss and tell him that she would not arrive to
work because she was not feeling well. After the phone call, Kolsnikov allegedly entered
her son’s room again and realized that he was dead, not asleep. When she
shouted at the defendant, he beat and stabbed her again, the indictment claims.
Lushchenko only left the Kolsnikov’s apartment
at 10 a.m. on Sunday, allegedly forcing the woman he raped to give him money for taxi
fare and threatening to murder her if she told anyone what had happened. When
he arrived at his home in Yavne, Lushchenko disposed of his bloodied clothes as well
as the murder weapon, continued the indictment.
The prosecution asked the court to extend Lushchenko
's remand until the end of the proceedings.