Thief in law Guli’s protege sentenced in St. Petersburg to 8.5 years for murder during internal brawls 

Thief in law Guli’s protege sentenced in St. Petersburg to 8.5 years for murder during internal brawls
Makhir Mamedov during detention

Last April, he shot a collector of tribute from Aprashka merchants.

Kuibyshevsky District Court of St. Petersburg sentenced Makhir Mamedov to 8.5 years in prison. In May 2018, he was detained on suspicion of murdering 32-year-old Fizuli Garayev. According to Fontanka, Mamedov pleaded guilty, but clarified that he was forced to shoot ahead of the opponent.

To recap, both the deceased and the convicted were henchmen of notorious thief in law (vor) Nadir Salifov (Guli). The reason for the conflict between the henchmen of the vor was a personnel reshuffle. Mamedov was responsible in St. Petersburg for collecting ‘taxes’ from small traders from Azerbaijan, but not so long ago Garayev replaced him in this ‘position.’ Probably, having eliminated the ‘colleague,’ Mamedov hoped to regain the ‘post.’

Garayev’s body with gunshot wounds was discovered on April 30 near Apraksin Dvor market from the side of Lomonosov Street. The video that captured the moment of the massacre shows how several men first argue about something, and then Mamedov grabs his pistol and kills his opponent with several shots.

The very next day, the operatives of the ‘slaughter’ departments of the St. Petersburg police central board and the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Central District, together with officers of the counter-terrorism service of the regional FSB and SOBR of Rosgvardiya detained the suspect in a communal apartment in Soyuz Pechatnikov Street. When security officers appeared, the suspect hid in a closet in one of the rooms.

It is known that he will serve his term in a high security colony.

Aprashka often witnessed smuggling, trafficking in drugs and weapons, thefts and sometimes murders. For example, in December 2017, there was also an exchange of fire on the grounds of the conflict over retail space, which involved almost 50 people.



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