Mikhail Khachaturyan was killed by his daughters Krestina, Angelina and Maria after he sexually and physically abused them, according to a medical report
A father killed by his three teenage daughters was officially branded a pedophile who relentlessly sexually abused the girls.
Mikhail Khachaturyan, 57, was stabbed to death with his own hunting knife in 2018, and the three siblings were accused of murder.
For three years, Krestina, Angelina and Maria Khachaturyan, then 19, 18 and 17 years old, who admitted killing the “tyrant”, feared they would be jailed for long sentences despite sketching rape and “systematic torture” by his hands .
Now the sisters can use the report to argue in court that all charges in the high profile Moscow case should be dropped.
The autopsy finding that her father was a child sex attack with a “tendency to aggression” who had “sexual preferences targeted at his own daughters”.
He repeatedly threatened the girls with death if they did not comply with his demands, and the sisters believed he would kill them, according to the findings of the Serbsky Institute for Psychological, Psychiatric and Medical Examination in Russia.
Mari Davtyan, Angelina’s lawyer, said, “The investigations confirmed the father’s violence against his daughters.
“The experts found that each of the girls had suffered from an abuse syndrome and post-traumatic stress disorder since 2014 – all of these conditions have a direct causal relationship with Khachaturjan’s actions.”
The report found that the abusive father manipulated his daughters with threats, violence, humiliation, and “beatings, ridicule, and physical and sexual abuse.”
The girls had no other relatives who could stop the nightmare they faced, it was found.
The three will argue in court that they acted out of necessary self-defense.
Currently, the two older sisters are charged with murder and Maria is being sent to a mental hospital rather than prison after being temporarily declared insane at the time of her father’s murder.
The three lawyers now hope that they will all be fully acquitted.
When they killed him in his sleep, they were in an “unstable” mental state and felt “hopeless” and feared for their lives.
Other family members have accused the sisters of lying about their father’s sexual abuse and claiming his money by killing him.
Olga Khalikova, lawyer for some of the dead man’s relatives, complained that the new conclusions that he was a pedophile were “based solely on the statements of the defendant”.
This could not be justified “from the words of the accused alone”.
The case has been viewed in Russia as a litmus test of how the law deals with domestic sexual abuse. Almost a million signed petitions calling for the sisters to be released.
The previous investigation found that they had faced “physical and mental suffering … over a long period of time”.
Evidence showed that the father threatened one of his “scared” daughters: “You will take your mother’s place.
“I will marry you and you will give birth to my baby.”
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An expert report said: “He ordered them to undress in front of him and said he wanted to ‘check’ them out.
“They were then ordered to please him sexually, saying that he had problems with his prostate and that it was a cure.”
He “abused and humiliated” them “with various weapons”.
Angelina had blood gushed from her face after an attack by her father, who had ties to both senior Russian officials and kings of the underworld, reports say.
But the sisters’ aunt, Naira Khachaturyan, claimed the earlier official investigation found no evidence of sexual violence against the teenagers.