A Russian man murdered his girlfriend after discovering she had once been a man. The killer, identified as Vladimir F by police, shot Camila several times, deliberately targeting the parts of her body altered during a sex change operation.
He had only found out about her previous identity after she turned down his offer of marriage. The 33-year-old believed she had a secret lover and, in a jealous rage, checked her post.
It was at this point he discovered letters from old friends addressing his girlfriend of two years, who he had met in St Petersburg, as 'Dear Cyril.'
He confronted her and she confessed she had undergone a sex change operation in Australia, but had not told him.
'Vladimir grabbed a gun and shot Camilla, targeting the parts of her body that had been altered by the Australian doctors, a police report said.
He then dumped her body in a railway station close to Volgograd in southern Russia he attempted suicide by slitting his wrists. The man faces psychological tests before a decision is taken on whether to prosecute him.