Russian hotel room where billionaire Egor Sosin’s son “strangled his mother”
This is the blood-spattered room where the teenage son of a Russian billionaire allegedly strangled his mother to death with a cell phone charger while he was “on drugs”.
Egor Sosin, 19, was arrested on suspicion of murder after his mother Anastasia Novikova-Sosina was found in a hotel suite they shared in the city of Kazan on the Volga River in Russia.
Pictures from inside the room show the body of Ms Novikova-Sosina, 44, lying on the bloodied double bed.
Horror: These images of Anastasia Novikova-Sosina’s body in a bloody hotel room after her assassination in the Russian city of Kazan were shared with a local news channel
Violence: the 44-year-old ex-wife of Russian billionaire Igor Sosin was reportedly strangled to death
Weapon: Police arrested the couple’s son, Egor, on suspicion of murder. Authorities believe Ms Novikova-Sosina was attacked with a cell phone charger cable, like the one above in the room
Treatment: Sosin, left, and her mother, right, had traveled to the hotel to participate in a counseling event
Sosin, who is said to be a student in London, is the son of Igor Sosin, a Russian construction tycoon, who owns properties all over the world.
Ms Novikova-Sosina, Sosin’s former wife, had taken her son to Kazan for treatment for his drug addiction, according to Russian media.
The teenager told police his mother gave him medicine, which led to hallucinations.
“I met my mother for some medical procedures,” he said.
“She gave me pills and later in the apartment, in our hotel, unclear things started to happen, hallucinations, as I still feel now.”
Witnesses say that on the day of the arrest, they heard the mother and son arguing so loudly that people wanted to call the police.
Authorities were finally called when staff at the five-star Korstan Hotel in Kazan called the police after finding Sosin walking around in his underwear on Saturday.
Police arrived shortly after and “found a young man heavily intoxicated with drugs,” a police source from the regional branch of the Interior Ministry revealed.
Fighting: They were heard arguing loudly before the murder, and other guests considered calling the police
Drugs: But they weren’t called until Sosin was found walking the halls of the five-star hotel in his underwear
Tycoon: Billionaire construction boss, who co-founded Russian channel Starik Khottabych, is known for lavish spending
“A woman showing signs of violent death was found in her bedroom,” the source continued.
“The police discovered that the woman and the young man had arrived from Moscow in the afternoon, had rented a room, and in the evening the young man beat and suffocated his mother in an argument.”
Images obtained from police by LifeNews showed her mother’s body lying on a blood-stained bed.
They also show what appears to be a cell phone charger cable.
Police said they were investigating the possibility that Ms Novikova-Sosina was strangled with a similar object.
High: Sosin has since told police that his mother gave him ‘pills’ which made him hallucinate
Death: A source in the legal department said Ms Sosina-Novikova was beaten before being killed
On social media, Sosin said he was a student at Hult International Business School in London.
He said he didn’t want to “depend on my parents” and that he “intended to become a millionaire himself”.
Sosin Senior is famous as the co-founder of Starik Khottabych, a renovation and construction giant.
We often see it on the seaside resorts of the Côte d’Azur, the playground of the rich and famous.
Last year he bought a collection of dresses worth a few million pounds from Sharon Stone for his new wife.
In America, he has repeatedly rented a luxury home on Ox Pasture Lane in Southampton’s elite for almost £ 650,000, a 10-acre property, two swimming pools and a 50-foot water fountain.
He threw a “fancy” July 4th party at the property several years ago.
Egor has a sister called Taisiya, and he was designing websites in the United States.
In 2013, Sosin reportedly paid more than £ 200,000 for Truman Capote’s typed manuscript from 1958, Breakfast at Tiffany’s.