Black magic healer butchers get married during “occult rite to save his marriage”

HUSBAND was brutally murdered after an occult rite to save his marriage became violent.

Anton Shabanov, 33, an engineer from Russia, turned to black magic after his wife Lyubov, 29, left him less than a year after their marriage.

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Anton Shabanov, 33 – pictured with his estranged wife Lyubov, 29 – was killed during an occult riteCredit: East2West
He reportedly turned to black magic after she left him

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He reportedly turned to black magic after she left himCredit: East2West

According to a friend the couple were separated and lived separately.

And, in a desperate attempt to get her back, the man enlisted the help of convicted fraudster Nikolay Ivanov, 32, who was asked to perform a rite that involved burying the couple’s belongings in a nearby forest, according to the Russian Investigative Committee.

But when the rite began, Ivanov mocked the husband and insulted his estranged wife, a court hearing was heard.

A fight between the couple then ensued, before Inanov reportedly grabbed an ax and killed the groom, hitting him in the head and neck.

He later fled the scene of the crime, leaving the dead body covered with branches.

However, after being arrested by the police, the 32-year-old confessed to Shabanov’s murder and was sentenced to nine and a half years.

Ivanov, of Krasnoyarsk, was also ordered to pay £ 20,700 in damages.

A friend of the deceased later told 360TV in Russia: “They separated – they did not divorce but lived separately.

“Naturally he was upset, but I can’t imagine he would be involved in rituals to bring her back.”

But the committee said: “The court found that a local resident, wishing to restore relations with his wife, decided to resort to an occult rite.

“To perform the ceremony, he had to bury their personal belongings in a deserted place outside the city.”

The statement said that “while digging a pit (Ivanov) spoke negatively about this ceremony and the victim’s wife, as a result of which a quarrel arose between the men.

“The conflict escalated into a fight in which (Ivanov) struck multiple blows with an ax to the head and neck of the Astrakhan resident, and then covered the body with branches and fled the scene of the crime.”

Privolzhsky District Court in Astrakhan sentenced the man to serve his prison term at a “strict regime” labor camp.

The man enlisted the help of convicted fraudster Nikolay Ivanov, 32, pictured, who later killed him when the rite became violent.

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The man enlisted the help of convicted fraudster Nikolay Ivanov, 32, pictured, who later killed him when the rite became violent.Credit: East2West
Shabanov's body was buried under several branches

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Shabanov’s body was buried under several branchesCredit: East2West
Police, pictured at the scene, later arrested Ivanov when he confessed to killing the man

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Police, pictured at the scene, later arrested Ivanov when he confessed to killing the manCredit: East2West

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