Russia to seek conviction of U.S. couple accused of killing their adopted Russian child
MOSCOW, November 23 - RAPSI. The Investigative Committee is determined to seek the arrest of Michael and Nanette Craver, who are accused of murdering their adopted son from Russia, the committee's official spokesman Vladimir Markin said on Wednesday.
Nathaniel Craver (Vanya Skorobogatov) from Russia's Chelyabinsk region died on August 24, 2009 in a U.S. hospital from a head injury. His numerous other injuries should be seen as torture, the prosecution said during the trial. Doctors found over 80 injuries on the boy's body.
The death of the seven-year-old boy sparked public outrage in Russia and the United States.
Earlier, the committee accused the Cravers of murdering their adopted child. The case documents were sent to Interpol's National Central Bureau at Russia's Interior Ministry.
The Cravers were placed on the international wanted list. Additionally, the investigation submitted an application to a district court to place the accused in custody.
Last Friday, a U.S. court sentenced the couple to 16 months in prison for the unpremeditated murder of their adopted Russian-born child, but released them in court as they had already spent over 1.5 years in prison.
The Foreign Ministry was outraged and called the sentence inadequate.