Suspect in Kyrgyz bride kidnapping murder case pleads partially guilty


BISHKEK -- The alleged kidnapper and murderer in the bride kidnapping case of Burulai Turdaaly Kyzy pleaded partially guilty, reported Tuesday (October 9).

Marsbek Bodoshev is accused of stabbing to death Turdaaly Kyzy, a 20-year-old medical student, inside a provincial police station in Jayyl District, Chui Province, in May as she waited to give a witness statement against him.

Bodoshev, who abducted Turdaaly Kyzy with the intention of forcing her into marriage, allegedly stabbed her with a knife and then himself. At least 23 police officers were disciplined in some way, including termination, for negligence over the case.

His trial began Tuesday in the Sverdlovsk District Court of Bishkek. Bodoshev pleaded partially guilty, admitting to the kidnapping but not to the murder.

"I partially admit guilt. I abducted her but by mutual agreement," he said.

Regarding the murder charge, Bodoshev insisted he didn't kill her, according to Komsomolskaya Pravda.

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