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Woman ‘killed her younger model sister, 17, gouged out her eyes and hacked off her ears

A woman is to face trial for the brutal murder of her naked 17-year-old model sister whose eyes were gouged out and ears hacked off.

Stefania Dubrovina was stabbed 189 times in a frenzied attack in the Russian city St Petersburg.

Her sister Elizaveta, 22, is accused of hacking the model to death in an ‘envious’ drug-filled rage, and faces up to 25 years in jail if convicted.

Elizaveta was detained for the horrific killing in 2016 but was sent for compulsory psychiatric treatment.

 

Alleged killer: Elizaveta Dubrovina

Elizaveta Dubrovina, 22, (right) is to face trial for the brutal murder of her naked 17-year-old model sister Stefania (left) whose eyes were gouged out and ears hacked off

Stefania was stabbed 189 times in a frenzied attack in the Russian city St Petersburg in 2016

Stefania was stabbed 189 times in a frenzied attack in the Russian city St Petersburg in 2016

Elizaveta (right) is accused of hacking the model (left) to death in an 'envious' drug-filled rage, and faces up to 25 years in jail if convicted

Elizaveta (right) is accused of hacking the model (left) to death in an ‘envious’ drug-filled rage, and faces up to 25 years in jail if convicted

Elizaveta (left) is said to have been jealous of her sister (right) and copied most aspects of her image

Elizaveta (left) is said to have been jealous of her sister (right) and copied most aspects of her image

She is now deemed fit to face trial which is due to start soon.

She strongly denies the murder charge and new reports say she will instead accuse the dead girl’s ‘lover’ Alexey Fateev, now 44, in whose flat her sister died.

However, the prosecuting authorities say the man is a witness and not under any suspicion.

Elizaveta, aged 19 at the time of the killing, is charged with ‘murder with particular cruelty’.

Fateev has denied on Russian TV that he had anything to do with Stefania’s death.

He told how he found Stefania’s massacred naked body after returning from a shop where he bought wine.

He detained Elizaveta to stop her fleeing before handing her over to police, he said.

Stefania had posed for nude pictures shortly before her death but friends denied she had taken part in porn movies

Stefania had posed for nude pictures shortly before her death but friends denied she had taken part in porn movies

Alexey Fateev, Stefania's supposed lover, told how he found Stefania's massacred naked body after returning from a shop where he bought wine

Alexey Fateev, Stefania’s supposed lover, told how he found Stefania’s massacred naked body after returning from a shop where he bought wine

In a court statement prosecutors said that the sister ‘acted with particular cruelty’ in gouging out Stefania’s eyes.

They said: ‘She scoffed at her sister, causing her to endure excruciating pain because of her dislike.

‘During the massacre, she inflicted at least 189 stabs on her sister – in the head, neck, torso, arms and legs.

‘The girl also sliced off her sister’s ears.’

At the time of the killing, newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda citing law enforcement sources reported that Stefania’s body was ‘almost ruined by cutting performed by the girl’s elder sister’.

She had posed for nude pictures shortly before her death but friends denied she had taken part in porn movies

Elizaveta strongly denies the murder charge and new reports say she will instead accuse the dead girl's 'lover' Fateev (left with Stefania), now 44, in whose flat her sister died

Elizaveta strongly denies the murder charge and new reports say she will instead accuse the dead girl’s ‘lover’ Fateev (left with Stefania), now 44, in whose flat her sister died

On a TV show in 2017, the sisters' mother Oksana Dubrovina physically attacked Fateev and scratched his face

On a TV show in 2017, the sisters’ mother Oksana Dubrovina physically attacked Fateev and scratched his face

In an interview with the same newspaper, the girls’ mother Oksana Dubrovina said Elizaveta has now recovered her memory of events and her daughter claimed the man acted as a ‘demon’.

She alleged Fateev and Stefania were lovers and that he was jealous over the nude photographs.

Ms Dubrovina added: ‘And to put it mildly, Stefania was not loyal to him…’

On a TV show in 2017 she physically attacked Fateev and scratched his face.

St Petersburg showman Stas Baretsky, 45, said: ‘I had known Stefania for about two years.

Elizaveta was detained for the horrific killing in 2016 but was sent for compulsory psychiatric treatment. She is now deemed fit to face trial which is due to start soon

Elizaveta was detained for the horrific killing in 2016 but was sent for compulsory psychiatric treatment. She is now deemed fit to face trial which is due to start soon

Both the sisters had spent time in orphanages as children. A newspaper report said Elizaveta 'copied the image of her younger sister - the same hair colour, the same lipstick'

Both the sisters had spent time in orphanages as children. A newspaper report said Elizaveta ‘copied the image of her younger sister – the same hair colour, the same lipstick’

‘She was a modest and attractive girl, she took part in my shows.’

He insisted that rumours she worked as an escort girl were untrue.

He said: ‘Stefania was never involved in it. ‘She was not filmed in porn film either. She simply tried to boost her career in modelling.’

A newspaper report said Elizaveta ‘copied the image of her younger sister – the same hair colour, the same lipstick’.

‘There are photographs of both sisters hugging each other but there is no doubt that the elder sister envied the younger one.’

Both the sisters had spent time in orphanages as children.

Their aunt Ekaterina Dubrovina called Stefania’s death a ‘shocking tragedy’.

She said: ‘My blood turns to ice.’ 

St Petersburg showman Stas Baretsky, insisted that rumours Stefania (pictured) worked as an escort girl were untrue

St Petersburg showman Stas Baretsky, insisted that rumours Stefania (pictured) worked as an escort girl were untrue

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