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FILE In this file photo taken on Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, Oleg Sokolov, a history professor at St. Petersburg State University sits in a cage waiting for a court session in St. Petersburg, Russia. A court in St. Petersburg has ruled to delay the trial of a prominent history professor charged with murdering and dismembering a female student. The St. Petersburg City Court put off the trial's opening until Monday, June 15, 2020 on request of the defendant's lawyers, who argued that they hadn't had enough time to study the evidence. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky, File)

Russian professor sent to prison for killing student

Dec. 25, 2020 9:53 AM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — A court in St. Petersburg on Friday convicted a prominent history professor on charges of murdering and dismembering a female student and sentenced him to 12 1/2 years in prison. The court found 64-year-old Oleg Sokolov, who taught at St. Petersburg State University, guilty of...