Russian media reports that the Russian government is ready to charge US citizens Michael and Nanette Craver with murder in the death of their adopted son, Ivan Skorobogatov, (Nathaniel Craver) 7. Two months ago, the couple, originally charged with homicide (with aborted death penalty specifications), conspiracy and child endangerment, was found guilty by a jury in York County, Pennsylvania, of involuntary murder Last Friday, they were sentenced to 19 months time- served while awaiting trial, and placed on five years probation. An autopsy revealed Vanya had 80 external injuries, including 20 to his head and suffered from malnutrition. He died after being taken off life support. Incredibly, a jury bought the Cravers’ defense that Vanya died of repeated self-inflicted injuries and mutilations.due to FAS, See, the Forever Couple simply neglected to care for him correctly!
According to an ITAR-TASS story filed on November 21 the Cravers have been (or will be) placed on the INTERPOL Wanted List. As of this writing they are not on the INTERPOL online database, but I’ll keep checking.
The Russian Investigative Committee charged in absentia the Craver spouses with murder accusations of Vanya Skorobogatov in the US and puts them on the international wanted list through the Interpol.
|Vanya before he got his Forever Family|
“The relevant documents were submitted in the Interpol National Central Bureau under the Russian Interior Ministry, on the basis of which the accused were put on the international wanted list in all Interpol member-countries seeking to find the place, where they are staying, detain and extradite them for the investigation in Russia,” he said.
Even more interesting, the Cravers are scheduled to be tried in the Basmanny District Court of Moscow the afternoon of November 28. for Vayna’s murder in absentia
Neither the INTERPOL request or the trial in abstenia comes as a surprise As soon as the Craver verdict came down, Russian officials threatened to “take action.” The day before the Investigation Commission filed charges against the Cravers, Russian Foreign Minister Alexander Lukashevish blasted the verdict and the US justice system:
“The Cravers who tortured to death the seven-year-old boy were released after having spent only 18 months under arrest. The court sentence is amazingly and flagrantly irresponsible,” he said.
Duma members were also outraged. Foreign Affairs Committee chair Konstantin Kosachev said the verdict was politically biased..
Prvada, in a follow-up report to the November 21, ITAR-TASS release says that Russia’s Ombudsman for Children’s Rights, Pavel Astakhov, has discussed (at what length goes unreported) the case with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and US Attorney General Eric Holder. Astakhov reportedly tweeted, ( I can’t find Astakhov’s Twitter account to verify) “I believe Clinton must take Ivan’s case under special control and attain justice.”
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