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UPDATED: Los Alamos doctor out on bond

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Los Alamos physician Pavel Mourachov was released on bond from the Los Alamos Detention Center after his arraignment before Magistrate Judge Pat Casados, the Los Alamos Monitor reported.

Mourachov was arrested last week in the parking lot of the Los Alamos Medical Center on charges of extreme cruelty to animals, harassment and two counts of aggravated assault against a household member, the Monitor said.

Casados reduced the urologist’s $100,000 cash-only bond to $10,000 cash or surety, imposed several conditions of release and assigned Mourachov an electronic monitoring bracelet, the paper reported.

Among those conditions of release were to have no contact with his neighbors, his estranged wife, to stay away from drugs and alcohol and weapons and to report regularly to his probation officer, the Monitor said.

5/24/13 — LA doctor facing variety of charges

Journal North Report

LOS ALAMOS – A Los Alamos doctor is in custody for allegedly threatening his estranged wife with an ax and killing the family cat with a bow and arrow.

Los Alamos police say 42-year-old Pavel Mourachov is being held without bond on suspicion of aggravated assault against a household member with a deadly weapon and extreme cruelty to animals.

He was arrested Wednesday after leaving the Los Alamos Medical Center.

Medical Center officials said Thursday that Mourachov’s medical privileges have been suspended.

The Los Alamos Monitor says Mourachov’s wife claims he chased her with an ax at their home last September.

She also told police that Mourachov killed their cat earlier this month because he said it needed to be put down.

It wasn’t immediately clear if Mourachov has an attorney yet.