Quadruple murder believed to be domestic dispute
TALLINN - Police have said that they believe the recent horrific quadruple murder that took place in the northeastern town of Kohtla-Jarve last week was the result of a domestic dispute.
Evidence shows that it could have been the head of the
family, Ilja, who seized the knife and stabbed both his
girlfriend and her friend to death, the prosecutor's office
reported today. The stab wounds of the fourth victim, the 14
months old girl, suggest that the infant was probably not
deliberately killed but sustained the wounds during the adults' struggle.
Preliminary investigation indicates that Ilja committed
suicide after killing the three others, stabbing himself in
forensic examination will establish the victims' time of
death, but initial observations indicate the killings took place shortly before police arrived at the scene.