Denys Abramov

Denys Abramov.

PALMER — Denys Abramov was arraigned to the Superior Court at the Palmer Courthouse Tuesday, Jan. 14 facing first and second-degree murder charges for the death of his 60-year-old mother Olha Abramova New Year’s Eve.

Abramov was first arraigned to the District Court New Year’s Day. About six hours before that, Abramov reportedly walked into the Wasilla Police Department with a gun and fresh blood on his hands and told the officers that he had harmed a member of his family.

Authorities located Abramova’s body in the Bogard Road, Dellwood Avenue area and found her with a single gunshot wound to the chest, according to a WPD press release. Alaska State Troopers assisted WPD on the scene.

A Russian translator was present telephonically during Tuesday’s proceedings to interpret the conversation.

In addition to the murder charges, Abramov is also looking at two counts of weapon misconduct.

After reading off the charges, Judge David Zwink asked Abramov if he had any questions. After Abramov spoke into the microphone, the translator interpreted his reply, “I wish the cell in which I find myself will ensure quiet environment for me.”

“I guess they’ll do what they can over there sir,” Zwink said and the translator relayed the message.

Abramov entered a non-guilty plea. His bail was set at $500,000 cash appearance and $50,000 cash performance. His case was assigned to Judge John Cagle. His next court appearance is a pretrial conference Feb. 21 at the Palmer Courthouse.

In the press release, WPD stated the incident appears to be an isolated domestic matter and there is no further danger to the public. They also noted that it’s an ongoing invitation and asks anyone who has information or video footage of the area to contact their office at 907-352-5401 or contact the Crime Stoppers at 907-745-3333.

Contact Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman reporter Jacob Mann at jacob.mann@frontiersman.com

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