Prosecutors: Man convicted in Russia for fatal NYC stabbings

2015-11-20 10:00


Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

New York - A man who authorities say fled to Russia after stabbing his wife and her adult daughter in New York City has been convicted of murder.

Prosecutors say it's only the second time someone has been convicted in Russia for a crime committed in the US.

The Brooklyn District Attorney's Office says Nikolai Rakossi was convicted on Wednesday in Tula, Russia.

Rakossi's 56-year-old wife, Tatyana Prikhodko, and her 27-year-old daughter, Larisa, were found dead in a Brooklyn apartment in April 2011. They had been stabbed multiple times.

Authorities say Rakossi was already on a flight to Russia when authorities discovered the women dead. He couldn't be extradited and was tried in Russia.

In 2012, a man was convicted in Russian for the 2002 killings of his roommates in Tennessee.

Read more on:    us  |  russia

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24


WATCH: Man films himself going down water slide upside down as things go very wrong…

What is at first an exciting tummy-turning adventure stunt, quickly turns into a scarily bad idea caught on camera. Take a look:


You won't want to miss...

WATCH: Conor McGregor: Notorious the trailer
Best date night restaurants in South Africa
WATCH: Ryan Reynolds offers fans a free tattoo in new Deadpool 2 teaser
Should you date your co-worker?
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.