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Girl, 18, 'shoots dead instructor at firing range to relieve stress'

Veronika Motorina, 18, is accused of killing Igor Smolyaninov, 64, in Poltava

She had come to Object 7.62 range after fighting with her 'cheating' boyfriend

At her murder court hearing on Saturday, she said she did not mean to kill him

Police have arrested a teenage girl who allegedly shot dead her instructor at a Ukrainian firing range after having a blazing row with her boyfriend.

Veronika Motorina, 18, is accused of killing Igor Smolyaninov, 64, in the central city of Poltava.

Reports say Motorina came to Object 7.62 shooting gallery 'to cool down and relax' after having a fight with her boyfriend.

The quarrel had erupted when the jealous teenager accused her partner of cheating on her, according to local media.

Relieving stress at the facility, she was shooting at targets with a Glock pistol then with an AK-74 assault rifle.

After a while, Motorina, who was a frequent visitor to the place, asked for a Margolin pistol and was given one by instructor Smolyaninov.

But instead of continuing firing at targets, she pointed the gun at the instructor and put two bullets in his body, a witness said.

After Smolyaninov fell on to the floor, Motorina threw her weapon away and fled the scene as the shocked shooting range staff called emergency services.

A forensic examination showed the man died on the spot after being shot in the heart and head.

The shooter was caught and taken into custody one hour after the killing occurred on Friday.

Police launched a murder case against the girl and she was ordered into a pre-trial detention jail for a two-month period while the investigation is ongoing.

Veronika Motorina trained herself to fire guns and wanted to join the Ukrainian Army but her application was rejected, say Ukrainian media.

She was 'emotionally unstable and regularly expressed a wish to kill someone,' her boyfriend said to law enforcement.

Police spokesman Yury Sulaev told: 'Paramedics tried to revive the victim but he died on the spot after receiving severe gunshot wounds.

'Police have enough evidence to charge the 18-year-old suspect with premeditated murder.

The teenager faces up to 15 years in prison if found guilty.

The investigation continues.
 

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Yea,yea,the devil/boyfriend made me do it.it's murder.15 years is a bargain for that offense.it seems when they have no defense after committing such a crime anywhere in the world,you have to play the nut role.
 

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There is something else in this story but, I guess no one is going to tell.
Maybe the boyfriend was not the only one cheating here.

 

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I saw that and thought the author had crappy translation but still added “assault rifle” to the story. Wonder if it was added by them or editors.
It was an AK-74. The AK-47 replacement.
 

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Jeez! Imagine what she would of done if, her boyfriend was cheating on her with .....Her sister???? She would of wiped out a small town! I suppose the fact she didn't mean to kill him, will stand in her favor! ****! Murder is Murder!
 
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Today I told a friend of mine that I like carbines and I'm gonna try one soon, he said "9 mm?" and I replied ".223" and showed a picture of a Springfield Edge... then he said:"that's not a carbine is an automatic rifle!!"
I tried to explain him about that.
Friends what the media say is what the people (in the average) believes, so the "assault rifle" sounds always good to impress people.
That said, about this and other sad stories, if I'm depressed, if I'm junkie, if I got mental problem or "simply" I can't deal with daily sh** it doesn't matter what I have, I can be lethal and we, on this forum, all know that...it can be a knife, it can be a hammer, it can be my hand.
 

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Today I told a friend of mine that I like carbines and I'm gonna try one soon, he said "9 mm?" and I replied ".223" and showed a picture of a Springfield Edge... then he said:"that's not a carbine is an automatic rifle!!"
I tried to explain him about that.
Friends what the media say is what the people (in the average) believes, so the "assault rifle" sounds always good to impress people.
That said, about this and other sad stories, if I'm depressed, if I'm junkie, if I got mental problem or "simply" I can't deal with daily sh** it doesn't matter what I have, I can be lethal and we, on this forum, all know that...it can be a knife, it can be a hammer, it can be my hand.
This is a simple case of you needing new friends.
 
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