Think about this: You come home and find a stranger sexually assaulting your naked, battered, bloodied child. Do you a) run to a phone and call the police, b) attempt to detain the attacker, c) chase the attacker away, or d) kill him?
I would hope most people physically capable, especially parents, would choose "d".
If there is justice, Alexander Kuznetsov will be freed.
The former athlete committed the crime in a state of temporary insanity on New Year’s night, January 1, 2008. Alexander Kuznetsov entered the apartment building where he lived with his family and saw an unidentified adult male abusing a little boy. The boy was Kuznetsov’s eight-year-old adopted son.
The defendant said that the boy was unconscious, beaten and stripped. The boy’s step-father, formerly a professional boxer, killed the pedophile with a few blows. The latter was subsequently identified as a 20-year-old native of Uzbekistan (a former republic of the Soviet Union), a student at one of Russian universities.
“I wanted to detain him. I don’t know how it happened. I could not control myself,” Kuznetsov said at court.
UPDATE: I found this video on the incident, and thought it might provide more information about Kuznetsov:
I will monitor the case and add an update when applicable.