Suspect detained in killing of Olympic figure skating star | Inquirer Sports

Suspect detained in killing of Olympic figure skating star

/ 04:05 PM July 20, 2018

FILE – In this Feb. 16, 2018 file photo, figure skater Denis Ten, of Kazakhstan, reacts as his score is posted following his performance in the men’s short program figure skating, in the Gangneung Ice Arena at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea. Prosecutors in Kazakhstan said Thursday, July 19, 2018, that Olympic figure skating medalist Denis Ten has been killed, and they are treating the case as murder. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

MOSCOW — Kazakh media say a suspect has been detained in relation to the killing of Olympic figure skating medalist Denis Ten, and that another has been identified.

Citing Almaty Prosecutor Berik Zhuirektayev, the Kazinform agency said the suspect was detained Friday and “confessed his guilt in the presence of an attorney.”

He added that the identity of another suspect has been determined and that a photo has been released.

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Ten, 25, was stabbed after a dispute with people who allegedly tried to steal a mirror from his car in his home city of Almaty. He died in hospital of massive blood loss from multiple wounds, Kazinform said.

Prosecutors are treating his death as murder.

Ten’s bronze in Sochi in 2014 made him Kazakhstan’s first Olympic medalist in figure skating.

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