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YEREVAN. – The forensic and genetic examination revealed that the men of the Avetisyan family tried to offer resistance to Valery Permyakov, but everything happened too quickly, representative of the legal heirs of the family Lusine Sahakyan told reporters.

The daughter of the Avetisyans, Aida, was in the living room, but in fact did not have time to move. In the next room were Hasmik Avetisyan and Seryozha who managed to get up. Seryozha Avetisyan offered resistance, his DNA was found on the gun-butt and the muzzle.

Armen and Araksyan – the son and daughter-in-law – were in the next room. They woke up, and Armen tried to offer resistance, but both were wounded fatally. Araksya Avetisyan tried to cover small Seryozha.

Lusine Sahakyan also added that crime pattern will be restored after comprehensive examination is over.

As reported earlier, six members of the Avetisyan family—including a two-year-old girl—were shot dead, and a six-month-old baby was wounded in their house in Gyumri on January 12. The baby boy died in hospital on January 19. Valery Permyakov, a serviceman of the 102nd Russian Military Base in Gyumri, stands accused in this crime. The soldier is charged under Russian law, with “the murder of more than two people” and “desertion with a service weapon.” Another criminal case was opened by Armenia's Investigation Committee.

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