A man has admitting killing a four-year-old girl after making her watch as he killed her parents.
Prison warder Raven Samar is seen on a police video confessing to “wilfully” killing the child.
Samar, himself the father of a small child, is now the subject of an appeal to Vladimir Putin by furious locals in Crimea to allow an exception to Russia’s suspension of use of the death penalty.
The 28-year-old was taken to the crime scene where he had attempted to extort cash from Konstantin Larkov, 35, who arrived to clinch the deal with his partner Inna Khodareva, 32.
He lured them and their daughter Arina to the scene on the pretext of selling them his car.
He showed police how he shot the parents in their family car with a his Makarov pistol, issued to him as a prison officer.