YouTuber Stas Reeflay's pregnant lover died of 'appalling' head injuries NOT from exposure to cold as previously thought
The pregnant girlfriend of a Russian Youtuber Stas Reeflay killed last week during a live stream suffered "appalling and multiple head injuries", which caused her death, Russian law enforcement has said.
We previously reported that on the night of December 2, paramedics found Valentina Grigoryeva unresponsive at the house of Reeflay, whose real name is Stanislav Reshetnikov, near Moscow, who was later arrested on the suspicion of her death. To live stream the abuse, the 30-year-old accused allegedly locked Grigoryeva, 28, who was only wearing underwear, out on a balcony of his flat in sub-zero weather. Reeflay reportedly admitted to hitting Grigoryeva on the day of her death.
It was earlier reported that Grigoryeva died from exposure to the cold. However, forensics experts later discovered that her cause of death was a head injury. Olga Vrady, an official with the Russian Investigative Committee, said a post-mortem concluded she died from “craniocerebral trauma”. She also sustained “multiple bruising on the face and hemorrhaging of soft tissues”. A law enforcement source told a daily Russian tabloid, Komsomolskaya Pravda: "[Reeflay] testified that on the day in question he hit the deceased several times on the head. He admits the fact of beating her."
Reeflay, who is being remanded in custody in a detention center in Moscow, has denied that his punches were the cause of Grigoryeva's death. He claimed through his lawyer, Evgeny Kulagin, that she had suffered a “stroke”. "We have already appealed against the arrest order. And we will continue to insist on his innocence,” said Kulagin.
Reefllay told another Russian newspaper Moskovsky Komsomolets from jail: "Valya was my best friend. Very kind and loyal. She was so talented. On my streams, they called her Genius. She was an actress who graduated with honors.” He also claimed: “She truly wanted a real relationship. But I couldn't be with her. You see, she was a prostitute. I didn't want a relationship with a girl like that.”
According to MediaZone, the YouTuber told viewers of the live stream that Grigoryeva was suffering from an intestinal condition and that he had forced her to stay outside "so that she would not stink".
Reeflay allegedly kept shooting the cruel abuse even after the woman appeared “half-dead”. The disturbing video also showed the accused, whose real name is Stanislav Reshetnikov, carrying Grigoryeva back inside before attempting to save her. “Valya, are you alive? My bunny, what’s up with you? Valya, Valya, damn, you look like you are dead. Bunny, come on… tell me something. I'm worrying. Damn... I'm not feel her heartbeat,” Reeflay said on the camera before telling the audience: “Guys... No pulse... She’s pale. She is not breathing.”
The live stream then showed the man calling an ambulance for help as he said, “Wake up, Valya, I love you, wake up.” Reeflay did not shut the camera down even when paramedics arrived and declared Grigoryeva dead. Reeflay initially appeared tearful and remorseful about what had happened, but later declared, “What is there to regret? I didn’t really do anything.”
A report by Baza media, as stated by The Sun, said Reeflay received $1,000 (£800) from a viewer to abuse his girlfriend during a broadcast on his YouTube channel.