Mikhail Karamazov
Biographical information
Full name Mikhail Karamazov
Gender Male
Status Deceased
Death 2015
Cause of death Blunt force trauma
Nationality Flag of Russia Russian
Residence Saint Petersburg, Russia
Profession(s) Civil notary
Game information
Appears in Criminal Case
First appeared Case #14: Only Truth Remains (s3)

Mikhail Karamazov (Rus: Михаи́л Карама́зовы) was the victim in Only Truth Remains (Case #14 of World Edition).


Mikhail was a civil notary, responsible for finalizing legal documents. He had gray hair and green eyes. At the time of his death, he wore a gray suit and a yellow tie.

Murder details

Mikhail was found on the Lermontov estate with a large wound on the back of his neck. According to Angela, he met his end due to blunt force trauma after being snuck up on from behind. She suggested Carmen and the player keep an eye out for a solid metal object with round edges, which she believed to be the potential murder weapon. She also found traces of key cleaner on the victim's shoulder, which meant the killer played piano.

After investigating the Bank Bridge once again, the team found a brass pestle covered in dried blood. Both Angela and her husband Lars confirmed it was the murder weapon. Plus, Lars managed to find traces of the killer's skin cells, revealing the killer had green eyes.

Killer and motives

The killer turned out to be an eccentric Russian billionaire named Dmitri Lermontov.

Dmitri was eager for Carmen and the player to reveal the evidence leading to him, but yet defied being the killer. As Carmen laid out the pieces of evidence that included his caviar and his green eyes, Dmitri told the truth about him killing Mikhail. Dmitri claimed that he killed the notary not for his estate, but rather, for honor – the honor of protecting Duchess Anastasia. Dmitri explained that he could not contain himself when he found out that Mikhail tried to blackmail the duchess into marrying the notary because he loved her.

While Dmitri claimed that Mikhail deserved that blow to the head and a lot more, Judge Adaku disagreed; the judge explained that while Mikhail was a paper-pusher that wielded the little power he had to ruin people’s lives, he did not deserve to be killed. As a result, Dmitri was sentenced to 25 years in prison.


Case appearances