Orange County Man Accused Of Killing 2 Men

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a central Florida man killed two men who thought they were buying new identities and fake passports from him.

On Tuesday 36-year-old Gennadiy “Gerry” Burkatovsky was indicted on two charges of first-degree murder and is being held without bail in the Seminole County Jail. He’s charged with killing 49-year-old Danny R. Edwards and 46-year-old Michael L. Schaffer last August.

The Orlando Sentinel ( ) reports the men met Burkatovsky through intermediaries and agreed to pay $15,000 each for the documents and a chartered plane ride to Amsterdam.

Police believe the men were killed Aug. 18 or 19. Their throats had been slashed and their bodies were found Aug. 22 near Interstate 95.


Information from: Orlando Sentinel,

Source: Associated Press