Yulia Simonova Accused Of Hiring Undercover Cop To Torture, Kill Former Student

A Russian school teacher is accused of hiring an undercover police officer to torture and murder a former student she harbored a "personal dislike" for.

"I want you to break his arms and legs but do not touch his face," Yulia Simonova, a 52-year-old music teacher from Shatura, allegedly told an undercover police officer posing as a hitman. "Really attack and damage his kidneys because I want him to bleed out. I want to see him in a really bad state."

Shatura is a large town situated next to Lake Svyatoye, some 80 miles east of Moscow.

According to a press release by the Central Investigation Department, the meeting between Simonova and the undercover officer, which was secretly recorded, was held on April 7.

During the meeting, the spurned teacher allegedly told the undercover officer she wanted to "say a few words" to the intended 15-year-old victim before he died.

"Then we will finish him together," Simonova said, according to police.

Authorities said they first learned of the alleged plot in March, when a local martial arts instructor told them Simonova had asked him to help her find a hitman.

"He promised to help, but reported it to law enforcement," the press release states.

On April 2, Simonova allegedly had her first meeting with the undercover police officer. During the meeting, she agreed to pay the officer 100,000 rubles ($2,000 U.S.) to commit the crime, police said.

While authorities have only said Simonova had a "personal dislike" for the unidentified teenager, some local media reports allege she had romantic feelings for the him.

According to The Komsomolskaya Pravda, the teacher had purchased gifts for him and became angry when he started dating a teenage girl.

The Moscow Times reported it took Simonova a year to save up enough money for the alleged hit.

While all the details of the already bizarre case have yet to surface, there is one certainty -- Yulia Simonova is facing up to 15 years behind bars if she is convicted, police said.



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