A 17-year-old boy has been detained on suspicion of axing his parents and sister to death ‘because he didn’t want to go to school’.
The Russian went on the run after disfiguring his father’s face and dressing the corpse of the welder, 40, in the youngster’s own clothes, say police.
This initially confused detectives who issued an identikit wanted appeal for father Alexey Gorbunov believing him to be the killer, and the teenage boy to be dead.
Forensic experts later established the badly mutilated body in the house in Oktyabrsky, Perm region was the welder’s.
The Gorbunov family, from left to right: Vadim, Alexey, Yulia, Gulya. The 17-year-old suspect Vadim was detained 225 miles from his home, according to authorities
The Gorbunov family home in Oktyabrsky, Russia where the alleged crime is reported to have been committed
The body’s of Gulya Gorbunova (right), the boy’s mother, and Yulia, 12, his sister were found in the house. Police claim that Vadim confessed to the killings
The face was ‘strongly disfigured’, said the Russian Investigative Committee.
His son, Vadim Gorbunov, was detained 225 miles from the crime scene in Ekaterinburg after getting a carpooling lift, according to law enforcement.
The body’s of Gulya Gorbunova, the boy’s mother, and Yulia, 12, his sister were found in the house.
Police say Vadim confessed to the killings, and claimed he had not wanted to go to school. His mother had insisted, leading to a serious argument.
The final-year student was an academic high-flyer but he had not been happy with the quality of maths teaching and recently swapped classes, say reports.
First the boy killed his mother with the axe, said sources before waiting for his father to come home. His sister was his final victim.
Neighbours said the family was ‘friendly’ and Vadim had always cared for his sister.
A criminal case for murder has been opened, reported the committee.
A video shows the teenage suspect matter-of-factly telling a police interrogator how he wiped out his family, one by one.
Vadim Gorbunov (pictured) was detained on suspicion of axing his parents and sister to death ‘because he didn’t want to go to school’. A criminal case has been opened
Alexey Gorbunov, 40, with his daughter Yulia, left, 12. Vadim Gorbunov, 17, has been arrested on suspicion of axing the pair and his mother to death
He told investigators he had killed his parents before his sister, Yulia.
‘At around 5pm, I committed an attack on my own mother,’ he said.
‘Later, around 5:30 or 6pm, I committed the second murder…
‘Also because I was traumatised.
‘Later, between 6 and 7pm, the murder of my sister, aged 12, was committed.’
But Vadim’s piano teacher Lyubov Yermukhametova told ProCHAD media: ‘I don’t see how Vadim could commit such a cruel crime.
‘He would not even have enough physical strength. He is a very unhealthy boy, thin.
‘The fingers of the hands are long and thin, like a real musician.’
He must have had an ‘awakening hatred and aggression’, she said.