A farmer’s daughter has been accused of sexually assaulting a man with the handle of a shovel before beating him to death.
Elena Povelyaikina, 22, also faces charges of killing another man in her remote village of Mikhailovka in Russia.
She has been detained by police and faces up to 15 years in jail if convicted.
The keen boxer with a hobby of drawing people with severed body parts allegedly attacked a drunk man, 37, who refused to leave the family home in August last year.
“At first the girl brutally beat the man, and then she took a handle from a shovel and committed violent acts of a sexual nature against the man,” the Russian Investigative Committee said.
“When the victim died, the accused carried the body over the fence and threw it on the street.”
Police initially failed to find a suspect.
Two months later, Povelyaikina was drinking with locals when a man named Ivan, 31, made “unflattering” comments about her gun-toting father Pyotr Povelyaikin, 57, a wealthy farmer who raised her and brother Valery, 26, as a single parent.
“When a 31-year-old man, who was drunk, lay on a sofa, she jumped on him and inflicted many blows with her hands and feet, causing bodily injuries from which the man died the next day,” the committee claims.
A local told Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper that although Povelyaikina is “small in stature, she’s strong”.
She graduated form college before returning home to help her father run the family farm.
A witness to the second alleged murder claimed people were afraid to intervene because of the 22-year-old’s strength.
“He lay in the house for another day. We did not call an ambulance, we thought he would recover by himself. But the next morning he stopped breathing,” the witness said.
Psychiatric examinations declared Povelyaikina to be “sane”, according to law enforcement.
"The defendant first confessed to both killings, then refused to testify,” State investigator Ivan Lyubyi said.
“She put forward several versions: that the first man died after he was hit by a car on the road, and the second from kidney failure, which he allegedly had.
“But forensic analysis refuted these versions.
“She was charged with intentional infliction of grievous bodily harm, resulting in the death of the victim through negligence, and violence of a sexual nature. “
Her trial is expected later this year.
Her father is reportedly selling some of his land to pay for her legal representation.
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