Maxim Gareyev [photo], claimed he killed the beauty and travel blogger in a fit of jealous rage after she mocked his sexual prowess and depth of his pocket ,as she prepared to jet out with an older, wealthier lover
A 33-year-old man has been jailed by a Moscow court for murdering a Russian beauty blogger in a frenzied knife attack after she mocked his sexual performance.
Maxim Gareyev, 33, left the body of 24-year-old Ekaterina ‘Katya’ Semochkina, who is also a doctor, in a suitcase in her flat, naked except for a suspender belt.
Ekaterina K, 24, who was trained as a dermatologist and sexual health practitioner, was killed after her throat was slit at her Moscow apartment, say police.
She had also suffered a number of stab wounds.
Her body was found ‘packed in a suitcase’ in the apartment in Moscow’s Pyryeva Street, by her mother, prompting a full scale murder investigation.
Ekaterina had been a beauty pageant contestant in Moscow as well as qualifying from the prestigious Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University.
Beauty blogger Ekaterina ‘Katya’ Semochkina, [photo], a recent medical school graduate, was only 24 when she was killed in July 2019
Sitting in his caged court stand Gareyev wept as he was sentenced to nine days for the murder of the beauty blogger. The ‘Jealous’ lover had confessed to murder of beauty blogger found stuffed in suitcase
The IT specialist will serve nine years in a strict regime Russian penal colony for murdering the travel and beauty blogger.
Highly-educated Gareyev – who had four degrees, claimed he killed Ekaterina, known as Katy after she taunted him. Now the IT specialist will serve nine years in a strict regime Russian penal colony for murdering the travel and beauty blogger.
The social media influencer with 85,000 subscribers mocked him for not being as wealthy as her other male friends, a “lack of personality”, and his failure to satisfy her in bed, he alleged.
He told the Russian Investigative Committee after they had sex “she carried on making jokes about me”.
Gareyev claims Ekaterina [photo], charged him $166 for sex, but after she mocked his sexual prowess, looks and lack of personality
The killer, who claimed his victim charged $166 an hour for sex to supplement her earnings, gave a graphic account of events. He told detectives he “lost control”.
“I grabbed a knife in the kitchen. She half turned and I struck her in the neck,” he said.
“She tried to escape to the bathroom and lock the door. I pulled her out of the bathroom.
“Her blood was dripping. Then in the corridor she started screaming.
“I covered her mouth. I stabbed her again, to her chest with a knife.
“She ran to the living room and started fighting me, but I was in a state that I didn’t feel pain.
“During the fight she fell down and I struck her twice again in the neck. She had convulsions and died.”
The victim’s parents, who are also doctors, went to her flat and found her body after she failed to answer her phone.
“I saw my daughter lying in a suitcase,” said Olga Semochkina,
“The big red suitcase was in the middle of the room. I started to scream.”
Ekaterina’s father Stanislav Semochkin rushed to her side hoping she was still alive, but soon realized she was dead, she said.
The killer recounted described in graphic detail how he killed Ekaterina Semochkina [photo]
Ekatrina Semochkina [right] with her mother Olga, [center], who found her body. Dr. Olga Semochkina, recounts finding her beautiful daughter in a pool of blood
They strongly denied that she had worked as a prostitute and said her “jealous” university classmates had posted her pictures on escort sites.
His mother posted a video of her grave, saying: “Here she is – our girl. Beautiful and clever….Now just to hug and kiss her, we come to this grave.”
Gareyev was quoted as saying: “I want to apologize to Katya’s parents. I regret a lot. I’m very ashamed of myself.”