Ex-policeman Vadim Tekhov, 33, was jailed in 2021 on a 16-year sentence for killing his ex-wife in a frenzied knife attack.
Horrific CCTV footage shocked Russia, showing him repeatedly stabbing Regina Gagieva, 22, at her office.
She died of 15 kitchen knife wounds – yet Putin’s officials took him out of jail early in his sentence and sent him to the war.
Then the dictator pardoned and freed him after six months at the frontline – one of thousands of murderers unlocked from Russian jails to fight in the war.
Regina Gagieva (pictured), 22, was stabbed to death by ex-policeman Vadim Tekhov, 33, at her office in 2021
Tekhov was given a 16-year sentence but has now been pardoned by Vladimir Putin because he fought in the war against Ukraine
Now his ex-wife’s sister Roxana Zaseeva has seen him in Russian city Vladikavkaz – where he killed Regina – wandering the streets eating a shawarma.
She said: ‘The damp earth should devour him, but he calmly walks along the pavement and eats.
‘Right now, multiple lives are in danger.
‘Do our penal services not understand this?
‘Are they waiting for another kill?
‘Do you think that if he comes to my house, it will be possible to simply talk to him?’
She says she feels she must leave the city but warned other women are at risk from the killer who stalked her sister before killing her.
CCTV footage shows Tekhov repeatedly stabbing his ex-wife
She died in hospital after sustaining 15 kitchen knife wounds
The top official in the Russian region of North Ossetia has slammed the decision to free Tekhov but said he was helpless to act due to Putin’s law to entice jail convicts to fight by vowing to pardon them after six months.
Sergei Menyailo said: ‘I wouldn’t have done that.
‘But we all live under the law.
‘So we cannot intervene in this situation.’
Tekhov was even allowed home despite being detained briefly for allegedly seeking to sell drugs to Putin’s troops.
Menyailo vowed that the brutal killer would not receive a medal from the region for courage.
He said: ‘If I was him – God forbid – I would not come back.
‘Sometimes there are questions that are hard to answer.
‘They are beyond our scope of authority, beyond ethical and moral norms.
‘Unfortunately, life sometimes dictates slightly different conditions.’
Tekhov fought in a unit of the regular army which has followed the example of pro-Putin mercenary force Wagner in recruiting convicts
Tekhov fought in a unit of the regular army which has followed the example of pro-Putin mercenary force Wagner in recruiting convicts.
A video issued by state investigators shows Tekhov brandishing a knife as he demanded to see his ex-wife’s iPhone, suspecting her of starting a new relationship.
The mother-of-one refused and he savagely attacked her, sustaining fatal wounds and dying in hospital.
Regina’s mother Zema said: ‘All the time he was jealous.
‘He told [my daughter]: ‘If you are not with me, you will not be with anyone.
‘Be with me, or I will kill you’.’
The victim’s sister said: ‘If I had my way, I would sentence him to be executed by shooting.’
She went to see prison officials over his release.
She said: ‘I wanted to understand how they could release such a killer.
‘But there they sympathised with me and said that they could not do anything.’
Hundreds of mourners attended Regina Gagieva’s funeral in Vladikavkaz.
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