Russia places U.S. couple charged with child's murder on international wanted list
MOSCOW, November 21- RAPSI. The Investigative Committee has ordered on Monday to prosecute Michael and Nanette Craver for murdering their adopted son from Russia, the Investigative Committee reported.
"Investigators maintain that the Pennsylvania couple murdered their adopted son Vanya Skorobogatov. They submitted documents to Interpol's National Central Bureau at the Interior Ministry and the Interpol placed the couple on the international wanted list," the committee reported.
The Court of York County, Pennsylvania sentenced the Cravers last Friday to 16 months in prison for involuntary manslaughter in the death of their adopted son. However, they were released immediately after the trial as they had spent over 1.5 years in prison.
The Foreign Ministry expressed outrage over the sentence and called it inadequate.
Nathaniel Craver (Vanya Skorobogatov) from Russia's Chelyabinsk region died on August 24, 2009 in a U.S. hospital from a head injury. His numerous other injuries should be seen as torture, the prosecution said during the trial. Doctors found over 80 injuries on the boy's body.
The death of the seven-year-old boy sparked public outrage in Russia and the United States.