Nikolia Rakossi

Nikolai Rakossi

Larisa and Tatyana Prikhodko.

Russian authorities will not be deporting Nikolai Rakossi to the Unites States to stand trial for the 2011 slayings of Larisa Prikhodko and her mother, Tatyana, a spokesperson for the Brooklyn district attorney confirmed to Sheepshead Bites.

Still, Rakossi will face trial in Russia, using evidence provided by the district attorney’s office.

“Nikolai Rakossi was found in Russia.  Based on evidence from our office and the NYPD, he is being detained for questioning for the double homicide,” a spokesperson for District Attorney Charles Hynes said.

The suspect, believed to have stabbed the mother and daughter to death in their apartment at 2299 East 13th Street, before fleeing back to his mother country, was recently detained by Russian authorities after more than two years on the lam. Rakossi is a Russian citizen, and Russian law forbids citizens from being extradited.

“Because Rakossi is a Russian citizen, Russia has jurisdiction over the case and he will not be extradited,” the spokesperson said. “[The district attorney] will continue to work very closely with Russian authorities to see that he is brought to justice.”

Rakossi denies involvement in the death of the Prikhodkos, but Russian authorities have decided to keep him behind bars until he stands trial.

The New York Post reports:

He denied the accusation but was ordered to be held in custody by judge Alexandra Bezdetnova in Sovietski Court, Tula.

A source said: “He was on the run for two and a half years, and there was a risk he could flee again to Ukraine.”

Court spokeswoman Olga Dyachuk: “The court has taken into attention that Rakossi is accused of a grave crime which can result in him being jailed for 20 years, or for life, and concluded that there is every reason to believe that the charged person might try and escape investigation.

“The court therefore satisfied the investigator’s petition and Rakossi will spend two months in Tula detention center number 1.”

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  • Tuth

    Looks like the best choice in a bad situation. This way the guy still faces justice and goes to prison, and the U.S doesn’t have to pay for the trial or prison expanses.

    • wotwot

      Unless he’s acquitted, but I don’t imagine that U.S.’s Double Jeopardy clause applies to trials in Russia and perhaps he could would then stand trial in the U.S.

  • Blurb

    This is great! If they actually convict the guy he’s not going to any American country club prison, hopefully they’ll send him to rot in Siberia.

    • applegreen

      IF he gets convicted. Sadly, i have my money on that he will go free.

      • fire115

        you jking right? not in a case like this, best scenario for him at this point is life in siberia in a disgusting and overcrowded prison full of zeks who dont appreciate women killers.

        • applegreen

          Oh i hope that its the case.
          I just don’t think that Russia will find him guilty for political reasons. Sort of like a “fuck you” to america.

          And for the right money, everyone is innocent right?

          • ShadowLock

            sadly that is true too…. (for the right money that is)

        • ShadowLock

          you got proof that pinpoints this guy as the killer?

          No proof? i’m with Apple on this one, he’ll be free in no time sadly :(