MOSCOW – Kazakhstan authorities said Friday a man has been detained and acknowledged that he killed the Olympic skating medalist Denis Ten. Prosecutor Berik Zhuyrektayev said in a television statement that Nuraly Kiyasov "acknowledged his guilt in the presence of a lawyer" while questioning the death of the 25-year-old skater.
The prosecutor did not provide more information about exactly what Kiyasov had said.
A second man, called Arman Kudaibergenov, is seeking police in connection with Ten Deaths, whose death led to national grief.
Ten, 25, stuck after a dispute with people who claimed to try to steal a mirror from their car in his hometown of Almaty. He killed in a hospital with massive blood loss from several wounds, Kazinform's news agency said.
Prosecutors treat their death as murder.
Kazinform reported that Kiyasov was taken to the crime scene during heavy security Friday as part of the investigation.
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Ten fought with injuries in recent years and managed only 27 at the Pyeongchang in February in February.
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