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Suspect Held In Death Of Russian TV Personality

A suspect has been detained in the death of Moscow television personality Andrei Rybakin.

Rybakin, 25, was a popular host at the 360° Podmoskovye television channel.

He was found dead in his Moscow apartment on July 15.

Moscow police said on July 16 that the suspect had been a longtime acquaintance of Rybakin's. His name was not released.

Police say the suspect was detained after being shown in CCTV camera footage entering Rybakin's house with him and later leaving the building alone, carrying two laptops.

Earlier reports said Rybakin had been found with a gunshot wound to his head.

However, police said on July 16 that he died from an open head injury, which may have been inflicted by a baseball bat.

Based on reporting by Interfax and ITAR-TASS

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