Bolshoi attack accused confesses guilt
MOSCOW (AP) - The Interfax news agency says the man accused of an acid attack on the artistic director of the Bolshoi Theatre has confessed his guilt and requested that the two other defendants be exonerated.
Yuri Zarutsky is accused of accepting money from dancer Pavel Dmitrichenko and carrying out the attack on Sergei Filin.
A third man, Andrei Lipatov, is accused of driving Zarutsky to and from the scene of the crime.
Interfax said Zarutsky confessed his guilt in court on Thursday, saying that he initiated the attack.