Online video suggests Syria motive in Moscow child murder

Asked about the video, Putin's spokesman says it's difficult to judge the testimony of a woman he called clearly deranged.

By: AP | Moscow | Published:March 3, 2016 4:18 pm
Russia Nanny, Moscow nanny murder, Russia nanny child murder, nanny child killer, Moscow nanny killer Gulchekhra Bobokulova from Uzbekistan appears in a court room in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, March 2, 2016. The 38 year old nanny is accused of killing a 4-year-old girl and then waving the child’s severed head outside a Moscow subway station. A Moscow court on Wednesday sanctioned her arrest for two months. (AP Photo)

A nanny accused of decapitating a 4-year old girl in Moscow has said during an apparent interrogation captured on video that the killing was an act of revenge against President Vladimir Putin for Russian airstrikes in Syria.

Asked about the video, Putin’s spokesman says it’s difficult to judge the testimony of a woman he called clearly deranged. Gulchekhra Bobokulova was detained in Moscow Monday after she was seen brandishing the child’s head outside a subway station.

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Video footage posted online Thursday appeared to show police interrogating her. It was not clear where the video originated, and The Associated Press could not verify its authenticity or the circumstance in which it was taken. The woman appeared to be wearing the same clothes she wore during a court appearance Wednesday.