This is the gruesome moment when restaurant workers stab their boss in the neck in a bloody row over unpaid wages.
Grim security CCTV footage shows how the pair arranged the slaying at a restaurant in Uralsk, Kazakhstan, on 6th August.
In the footage, they are seen in discussions sitting opposite their boss Yerkin Mukhangaliyev at a table.
But one of them gets up to sit beside him, trapping him in his seat.
Then the other pulls what seems to be a huge pocket knife from his bag and plunges it into Mukhangaliyev’s neck.
Blood begins to spurt out onto the floor as the victim tries to clamp the wound with his hand.
Then the knifeman stands up and stabs his boss in the neck twice more as he chases him around the table.
Local media reported that the pair finished off the victim after he tried to escape through a window.
A second piece of CCTV footage shows the pair fleeing the scene following the killing.
Further footage shows their arrest by armed cops two days later.
Police named the suspects as Ruslan Farkhatovich Kozhantaev, born in 1991, and Amangeldy Turlan Syrlybayuly, born in 2001.
Kozhantaev is said to be the one who wielded the knife.
An arrest photo shows how he had trimmed his religious, moustache-less beard in an apparent bid to disguise himself.
But the ultraconservative Salafi Muslim was still identifiable by the prayer callus on his forehead.
Local media reports say the pair staged the killing over a pay dispute but police have not confirmed this motive.
In a statement obtained by Newsflash on 8th August, West Kazakhstan Police Department said: “Officers of the WK Police Department arrested the suspect who killed the businessman.
“The case is being investigated under part 2 of Article 99 of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Kazakhstan, according to which the defendant can be sentenced to 20 years to life imprisonment.
“The case will be under the control of the Minister of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan.”