Indictment filed charges man with murdering girlfriend

Vitaly Mikhailov, who left flowers next to girlfriend’s body, stabbed her following an argument, according to the indictment.

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An indictment filed in the Central District Court on Tuesday charged 41-year old Vitaly Mikhailov with murdering his girlfriend, Olga Surinov, following a fight.
Surinov, 32, was discovered in her Petah Tikva home in September beside flowers and a love note addressed to her.
She had been stabbed to death.
According to the indictment, Mikhailov stabbed Surinov following an argument about her smoking habits and Mikhailov’s jealous behavior.
During the fight, which occurred on August 30, Mikhailov allegedly accused Surinov of cheating on him and of acting provocatively, and threw a packet of cigarettes at her.
Then, Mikhailov took a large knife from the kitchen and pushed Surinov onto the bed, stabbing her in the chest, neck and arm.
Mikhailov then washed the knife and Surinov’s hands, wrapped her body in blankets and plastic garbage bags, and left the apartment, according to the indictment.
The next day, Mikhailov bought a bouquet of flowers, and placed them in the apartment next to Surinov’s body with a handwritten note that read in Russian: “I love you very strongly.”
Surinov’s body was discovered a week later, on September 6.