In the Donetsk region military court acquitted, convicted for the murder of taxi driver

В Донецкой области суд оправдал военного, осужденного за убийство таксиста

The court found the military guilty of illegal acquisition of a vehicle and concealing a grave or especially grave crime. He was sentenced to 8 years imprisonment with confiscation of property.

Krasnoarmeysky city district court acquitted a soldier convicted of murder of a taxi driver four years ago. On Friday, 9 November, the press service of the Prosecutor of Donetsk region.

According to authorities, the incident occurred in November 2014. Two Ukrainian soldiers killed the driver, whom they considered separatists. Moving in the car under the control of the victim to the place of service, they asked the driver to stop near the village of Halytsynivka the Mariinsky district.

“When one of the passengers went out on the road, the other from the machine made at least 4 shots in the head to taxi driver. The man from the received traumas has died on the spot. The military hid the body in the forest and on the stolen car came to the place of their deployment. One of them was soon arrested, and the other, who directly committed the murder, declared wanted,” – said the Prosecutor’s office.

In November 2015 the accused was convicted of criminal charges under article about the murder and the article about the illegal acquisition of a vehicle, and sentenced to 14 years imprisonment with an obligation to pay 250 thousand hryvnias to the victim’s family.

The parties to criminal proceedings filed on the sentence appeal, by results of which consideration the court of appeal sent the case back for a new trial in the court of first instance. During the new consideration of the other judges found the former soldier not implicated in the murder of a taxi driver and retrained its actions on an article about the concealment of a grave or especially grave crime.

Krasnoarmeyskaya local Prosecutor’s office strongly disagrees with the sentence Krasnoarmeyskiy district court.

The Prosecutor and the injured party prepared appeal.

Earlier in Nikolaev the military strangled the woman and then inflicted several knife wounds in thorax area.

Also, the media reported that Marinka the commander of the reconnaissance battalion was beaten to death by the svy colaiuta.


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