Murder mastermind demands money from killer for unfulfilled task
A mercenary engaged a friend for a crime, but both later decided not to overstep the law.
The Leninsky District Court of Nizhny Novgorod refuted the appeal of the killing mastermind against the killer, who received an advance payment and refused to perform the task. The judge recognized the filing of the claim as “unfair behavior of the claimant” since the subject of the dispute was outside the law. This was reported by the joint press service of the courts of the Nizhny Novgorod region.
In 2016, the defendant ordered the murder of a roommate for 150 thousand rubles ($2300) and transferred 86 thousand as an advance. The killer engaged a friend who was familiar with the victim and persuaded the killer to fully provide him with the execution of the order. The man was not going to kill a friend.
The killer also changed his mind to fulfill the order and went to the police. Under the control of the operatives, he handed over the photo of the body to the customer. After that, the woman was detained and imprisoned.
The court announced the refusal in absentia.
It concerns entrepreneur Dmitry Motorin, Boris Usherovich, a co-owner of the Group of Companies 1520, and Novoe Vremya board member, Ivan Stankevich. Motorin is accused of giving a bribe on an especially large scale, and Stankevich and Usherovich are charged with bribe-taking.
This week, the judicial debates in the trial of Vladimir Barsukov-Kumarin charged with creation of Tambovskie organized criminal group have been finished in the Kuibyshevsky District Court of St. Petersburg. If the court upholds the stance of the state prosecution, the once-influential criminal ‘authority’ may be convicted to almost 25 years behind bars. In reality, this translates into a life term for the legend of criminal St. Petersburg.