Mikhail Krishyan gets 20 years for murders of businessmen

Mikhail Krishyan gets 20 years for murders of businessmen
Mikhail Krishyan

Court has found Mikhail Krishyan guilty of murders of an owner of a shopping center Pulkovo-3 Mikhail Karachev and an entrepreneur Aleksey Volnukhin.

St. Petersburg city court has delivered its sentence towards a businessman Mikhail Krishyan, having sent him to a strict regime colony for 20 years for arrangement of 2 murders.

In particular, the prosecution proved that Krishyan had arranged murder of an owner of a shopping center Pulkovo-3 Mikhail Karachev and an entrepreneur Aleksey Volnukhin, reports Rosbalt with reference to a source within law enforcement in the city.

Karachev was cruelly manhandled by 2 men in the evening, on May 7, 2010, on Blagodatnaya street in St. Petersburg’s Moskovsky district. The entrepreneur was taken to a hospital, but doctors were unable to save him.

In late October, 2010, Aleksey Volnukhin was murdered. A killer shot him 5 times from a self-made gun on Vtoraya Zhernovskaya street.

In 2011, searches were carried out in Krishyan’s house. Weapon and ammunition were found and seized during the searches. Then, court refused to arrest the businessman and released him on 2 million rubles ($31.7 thousand) bail. After that, Krishyan disappeared and was put on Interpol wanted list. In August, 2013, he was detained in Estonia. In September, 2015, he was extradited to Russia.

In 2017, St. Petersburg’s Leninsky district court sentenced Krishyan to 7 years in a general regime penal colony on accusation of an illegal takeover of ZAO PTK Stroitel.

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