A husband faces a sentence of 16 years in prison after beating his wife to coma, filming the act so he could show it to his friends.
Being under his control Maxim hit her repeatedly when she want to break up with him.
Doctors say, 28-year-old Anastasia suffered severe bruising, internal bleeding and several broken bones.
She slipped into a coma and as a result of such horrific injuries she never woke up and died six days later.
Gribanov kicked and punched her repeatedly over a course of several hours then showed the footage to his friends.
A resident of Lebedyan said that despite the loud cries of the deceased, no one came to her aid.
According to a female neighbor, most men in their city treat their companions in the same way as Maxim Gribanov.
“They can take any girl, take her to the woods, rape and bury her somewhere. And they will not be ashamed,” she told Ren-TV.
According to the resident of Lebedyan, this behavior was normal for Gribanov.
Anastasia’s friends said that she had met someone new and was trying to build up the courage to leave her violent husband, who had forced her to quit her town hall job.
However, after suffering years of abuse, bullying and intimidation she was too scared to leave him in fear of what he would do.
He even threatened her brother and father if they reported him or if they tried to stop him from beating Anastasia.
Yulia Kuznetzova, a police spokeswoman, said: ‘At first the man was charged with assault which caused severe damages to the woman’s health.
‘But after she died and the charges were changed. The suspect pleaded partially guilty. He said he had his reasons.’