Legal fees covered for dad who allegedly killed pal that raped daughter

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Legal fees covered for dad who allegedly killed pal that raped daughter

A Russian dad who allegedly killed his best friend for raping his 8-year-old daughter has now had all his legal fees paid for by supporters, according to a report.

Vyachelav M., a 34-year-old rocket engine factory worker, is currently under house arrest in Pribrezhnoye after admitting to fatally stabbing his one-time best pal Oleg Sviridov, according to East2West news agency.

More than 1,100 locals have signed a petition demanding all charges be dropped against Vyachelav, who claimed he’d found a video of Sviridov, 32, raping his daughter and other local kids aged as young as 6, the agency said.

Supporters, who are hailing the father as a hero, also contributed to a fundraiser to get him a top lawyer, East2West said.

“We have collected the money, thank you all,” Vyachelsav’s father said in an update. “It was not friends or relatives who helped, but strangers from the village,” he said.

Vyacheslav M. with his wife and daughter, then a baby.
Vyacheslav M. with his wife and daughter, then a baby.
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Vyacheslav M. with his wife and daughter, then a baby.
Vyacheslav M. could still face a jail sentence for fatally stabbing alleged pedophile Oleg Sviridov.
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One supporter said that locals were “united” in wanting him freed and acquitted because “he saved our kids from potential pedophile abuse.”

Legal experts have warned that he will likely still face a term of imprisonment, with officials questioning the events before the killing, East2West said.

Oleg Sviridov (left), Vyachelav M. (right)
Oleg Sviridov (left) was a former friend of Vyachelav M.
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Russian law enforcement searches for Oleg Sviridov’s body near the Vintai village in Samara, Russia.
Russian law enforcement searches for Oleg Sviridov’s body near the Vintai village in Samara, Russia.
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Oleg Sviridov
Locals demand Vyacheslav M. to be acquitted for preventing “potential pedophile abuse” from Oleg Sviridov (pictured).
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Oleg Sviridov
Oleg Sviridov allegedly raped Vyacheslav M.’s daughter and other children.
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Lawyer Vera Podkolzina said proving Sviridov’s guilt from video evidence will be critical.

“It is difficult to say what punishment the father of the girl may face, but he has very powerful mitigating circumstances,” she said.

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