“They extended (arrest. - RT ) for five months until May 7,” the press service of the court told RIA Novosti.

It is noted that later a decision to extend the preventive measure will also be made with respect to the head of the disciples of Christ, Zemfira Gaynullina, who is charged with complicity in the murder.

According to the E1.ru portal, during the court session, the man confirmed that he had inserted a gag in his son’s mouth, but “did not foresee the consequences”.

In December, a court arrested a man accused of killing a nine-year-old son.

The boy’s body was found in a park in Yekaterinburg on November 28. According to investigators, he was killed by his father "because of personal hostility."

It was reported that the leader of the “Disciples of Christ” was also arrested in the case, which, according to media reports, included the suspect.