Men wanted fake IDs, got throats slashed by Gennadiy 'Gerry' Burkatovsky instead, authorities say

(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.

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