MOSCOW, June 15 (RAPSI) - The Chkalovsky District Court of Yekaterinburg granted a petition for parole filed by Urals photographer Dmitry Loshagin, who had been convicted of killing his wife, model Yulia Prokopyeva, the press service of the prosecutor’s office of the Sverdlovsk Region reported Wednesday. 

The court freed Loshagin, sentenced to 10 years in high-security colony, from serving the remaining 1.5 years. 

However, prosecutors and administration of his penal colony objected to his release on parole.

The ruling has not yet come into force and may be appealed.

Earlier, in August 2021, the same granted parole to the convict. However, the Sverdlovsk Regional Court overturned the lower instance’s ruling.

In June 2015, the Oktyabrsky District Court of Yekaterinburg found Loshagin guilty of killing his wife and imprisoned him to 10 years. 

According to investigators, on August 23, 2013, the photographer was drunk and killed his wife during a fight, after which he took her body to the woods and left it on the side of a road. Later, the suspect returned to the scene to conceal the traces of the crime and to make the woman’s identification difficult by burning her head, the Investigative Department of the Sverdlovsk Region found.