A Russian YouTuber whose girlfriend died in a sickening live stream has been jailed for causing her death.
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TW: This article contains details that some people may find upsetting.
Valentina 'Valya' Grigoryeva, twenty-eight, was subjected to horrifying abuse in one of her boyfriend's live streams on YouTube.
Trash vlogger, ReeFlay, real name Stanislav Reshetnikov, was paid by viewers to inflict both verbal and physical violence on her in the streaming session.
In the now-deleted stream, the thirty-year-old was seen hurling the abuse at his girlfriend...
Who was allegedly pregnant at the time.
The prolonged abuse resulted in her death.
And now, as the finer details of what Valentina endured are released, people have been reacting in horror.
In the live broadcast, Stanislav could be heard labeling his girlfriend as a "pr*stitute" and "smelly."
He was then seen dragging Valentina, who was nearly naked, outside onto a balcony and leaving her there in subzero temperatures, along with the help of an unidentified woman.
When Reshetnikov finally brought her back inside, he was seen crouching beside her body on the floor, before sitting back down and telling viewers:
"Guys... No pulse... She's pale. She is not breathing."
Visibly shaken, he could then be seen making a phone call, presumably to the emergency services...
Before breaking down in tears.
Later in the stream, an older woman arrives and observes Valentina's body, which had been laid on the couch.
First reports said the young woman froze to death, but a later forensic examination concluded that a head injury sustained during the attack was the cause of death.
Stanislav has since been convicted of inflicting grievous bodily harm resulting in death...
And has been sentenced to 6 years behind bars.
As he went into court in Moscow, his mother was seen kissing him before he appeared, sobbing, flanked by armed officers for his sentence.
Stanislav testified that, on the day in question, he had hit Valentina "several times on the head" and admitted "beating her," a law enforcement source told The Mirror.
He was convicted of "intentional infliction of grievous bodily harm, dangerous to human life, committed with the use of an object used as a weapon, resulting in the death of the victim by negligence."
Leading Russian senator, Aleksey Pushkov, has called for specific legal punishments including harsher sentences and fines for "trash streams" highlighting cruelty.
"This is becoming more and more widespread, so it is necessary to legislatively respond to this form of activity," he said. "Naturally, if we are talking about direct participation or complicity in murder, then the imprisonment term may be longer."
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