Man Shot in Fight About 18th-Century Philosopher

Plus: more weird Russian attacks

By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff

Posted Sep 16, 2013 4:50 PM CDT

(Newser) – A spate of odd news today concerning attacks in Russia: one on a dance floor, three in a cemetery, and another over a philosopher.

  • Two 20-something men in line for beers at a festival in southern Russia, got in a heated dispute about 18th-century philosopher Immanuel Kant. The feud "deteriorated into a fistfight," police said today, and one of the men eventually shot the other in the head with an air gun—multiple times, the AP notes. The victim survived; the attacker could be in prison for a decade, RIA Novosti adds.
  • Police arrested a 36-year-old woman after she allegedly stabbed another woman at a birthday party; the 21-year-old victim was apparently dancing with the attacker's boyfriend, RIA Novosti reports. The alleged attacker "took a knife, approached the dancing woman, and stabbed her twice," investigators say. The victim died in the hospital. A guilty verdict could mean 15 years in prison for the suspect.

  • A man has been convicted of killing his mother, brother, and father in a cemetery. They were reportedly living in the graveyard after he evicted them, and when his mother accused him of the eviction, he hit her. His brother stepped in, and the man ended up stabbing both of them—and killing his father, who'd seen the attack. The suspect has been sentenced to life in prison, RIA Novosti reports.

A woman was arrested over an alleged dance-floor murder.
A woman was arrested over an alleged dance-floor murder.   (Shutterstock)
Immanuel Kant.
Immanuel Kant.   (Wikimedia)
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