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Suspect caught in the killing of Olympic skating star Denis Ten





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    Actor Denis Ten, Kazakhstan, responded on February 16, as his score was written after his performance in the men's short program skating, at the Gangneung Ice Arena at 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea. Prosecutors in Kazakhstan said today that the Olympic skate medalist Denis Ten has been killed and they treat the case as a murder.


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MOSKOW >> Government in Kazakhstan said today a man has been detained and confessed 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 give more information about what Kiyasov had said.

A second man, called Arman Kudaibergenov, is seeking the police in connection with Ten Death, whose death led to national grief.

Ten, 25, stuck after a dispute with people claiming 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, said Kazinform News Agency.

Prosecutors treat their death as murder.

Kazinform reported that Kiyasov was taken to the crime scene under heavy security today as part of the investigation.

Ten bronze in Sochi 2014 made him Kazakhstan's first Olympic medalist in figure skating. He also won the four continents of the 2015 championship and was the World Championship Medalist in 2013.

Ten fought with injuries in recent years and managed only 27 at the Pyeongchang OS in February.


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