Sverdlovsk court declined release of Revda alpha dog Palych
A regional court revealed violations in the decision of the court of first instance on the release of Nikolay Smovzh, sentenced to 19 years for a murder spree.
Sverdlovsk Regional Court overturned the decision of Sinarsky District Court of Kamensk-Uralsky on the release of Nikolay Smovzh, also known as Palych, who is a mafia enforcer in Revda, Ura.ru reports.
For a string of killings, Smovzh was sentenced to 19 years in prison. Earlier, the head of correctional institution No. 2 requested Sinarsky District Court to release him due to an illness. The court granted the request, but the prosecutor's office appealed against the release of the alpha dog.
The Regional Court overturned the ruling of the court of first instance because of violations of the criminal procedure law. Sinarsky District Court only established that Smovzh had a diagnosis, which is included in the list of diseases that prevent convicts from serving their sentence, but it did not investigate and assess the circumstances relevant to the disposing of the motion, the press service of Sverdlovsk Regional Court said.
The materials of the Smovzh case were sent for a new trial to Verkh-Isetsky District Court of Yekaterinburg. In 2018, the crime lord already made an attempt to get free, but the prosecutor's office prevented this.
A native of the city of Revda, Nikolay Smovzh was appointed a mafia enforcer by Ded Khasan's nephew, thief in law Temuri Mirzoyev (Timur Sverdlovsky). In 2016, he was sentenced to 19 years in a high-security colony for assaulting two people in 2007, as well as for killing a guest of the Pampasy cafe in 2004. The investigation also proved Smovzh’s involvement in several murders in the 1990s and early 2000s.