Ala. Supreme Court denies former UAH professor’s appeal of murder conviction

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

Andrew Pakhomov (file photo)

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The Alabama Supreme Court has denied the appeal of a former UAH professor convicted of murdering his wife.

A jury convicted Andrew Pakhomov in the strangulation death of his wife in 2009.

The 49-year-old was sentenced to 45 years in prison for killing his wife, Yelena Zakin.

The once-physics professor dumped Zakin’s body in the Tennessee River after murdering her.

The jury determined Pakhomov killed his wife when she wrecked his office after discovering him with another woman.

Pakhomov is up for parole consideration in 2024.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.