Defendants in case of criminal attempt on businessman in Penza sentenced up to 10 years in prison
On Tuesday, the Penza Court sentenced the four defendants in the case of the assassination of a local businessman, who tried to blow up the car, to imprisonment for a period from 6.5 to 10 years.
Earlier, it was reported that on 30th of January in the yard on the Ladozhskaya Street of Penza an explosion occurred. As a result, a random 29-year-old passerby suffered. According to the materials of the case, the 26-year-old resident of Penza Lomakin owed his business companion and did not want to return the debt, which resulted in the decision to kill him. To do this, the investigators found that he got three residents of Izhevsk, Zarubin, Ignatiev and Chekhov involved. These three had set a bomb under the bottom businessman’s car for a fee of 1.5 million rubles.
"By the verdict of the court the defendant was sentenced to imprisonment for periods ranging from 6.5 years to 10 years in a penal colony with a restriction of freedom for a term of 1 year. In addition, the two convicts now owe compensation for moral damages in favor of the victim in amount 80 thousand rubles", said the agency’s interlocutor.
As it was specified by the Oktyabrsky District Court of Penza, the aider and accomplice of the assassination Lomakin was sentenced to 9 years and 1 month of imprisonment, the direct perpetrator of the crime Zarubin got the longest period of 10 years in prison.
A spokesman of the Oktyabrsky District Court Olga Gnidina previously explained to RIA Novosti that two of the defendants, including the alleged organizer, admitted their guilt fully, and the other two admitted their guilt partially.
All four defendants were found guilty of attempted murder, committed by a dangerous method by the group of persons by prior conspiracy, and intentional infliction of bodily harm with the objects used as weapons. In addition, all three residents of Udmurtia were found guilty of illicit trafficking of firearms and explosive devices. All four are at the moment in custody.
The founder and president of the Izhevsk football club Gazovik-Gazprom, known today as Zenit-Izhevsk, and the oldest professional football player in Russia has been detained for 48 hours, until the lawyers provide documents confirming that the accused cannot be kept in a pre-trial detention center on medical grounds.