Two sisters who killed their father after years of abuse have been asked by investigators on Tuesday to face murder charges.
Three sisters in Russia, Krestina, Angelina and Maria Khachaturyan, stabbed their father, Mikhail, to death in July 2018, after years of sexual assault.
According to reports, the sisters were 17, 18 and 19 at the time they killed their father.
An investigative committee set up in a statement noted that it has completed a probe into the killing and has recommended charges of murder and conspiracy to commit murder against the two older sisters, Krestina and Angelina.
It was further revealed that the sisters stabbed their father with a knife and beat him with a hammer, which led to fatal injuries.
The committee noted that two of the sisters were of sound mind and were aware of their actions when they carried out the attack on their father.
The duo if convicted risk 20 years in prison. The Investigators recommended that the youngest sister, Maria, should enter mandatory psychiatric care.
Some lawyers and activists stated that the sisters carried out the act to save their own lives.
They pointed to the poor legal protections for abuse victims in a country where a separate law on domestic violence still does not exist.
Mari Davtyan, a lawyer for Angelina, told AFP the case should not go to trial in its current form.
She said the sisters “used reasonable force in self-defence”.