Russia launches murder probe over death of US adoptee

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A three-year-old Russian boy adopted by Americans was killed by his new parents, Russian officials claimed on Tuesday.

US authorities said the cause of Max Shatto's death on January 21 is still unclear. But Russia has opened a murder case amid claims the boy - who was born Maksim Kuzmin - was subjected to "inhuman treatment".