Thief in law Tyurik cleared of any connection to killing of Duma member Voronenkov
Vladimir Tyurin’s defense team stated that the report on the suspicion did not include a proper presentation of real circumstances of the committed crime.
Kyiv’s Pechersky District Court has cleared a ‘thief in law’ Vladimir Tyurin (aka Tyurik) of any connection to killing of Denis Voronenkov, a member of the State Duma of the Russian Federation, reports The Ukrainian News with reference to the court papers.
Earlier, Tyurin’s defense team asked the court to cancel the suspicion he had fallen under in absentia within the Ukraine’s Prosecution Service in October, 2017. The lawyers noted that the the Prosecution Service’s report on the suspicion did not include a proper presentation of real circumstances of the committed crime. In particular, the location and time of the crime (as well as other details necessary for the legal assessment) were not specified. Besides that, the defense team noted that the procedural order had been violated when their client started being suspected of the crime.
In October, 2019, the court partially satisfied the motion of the defense team and canceled the report on the suspicion.
Earlier, Voronenkov’s widow Maria Maksakova - while on air with NTV - apologized to Tyurin for the fact that he had been suspected of the killing of her husband. She stated that she did not believe in his involvement in the crime and the ‘order’ had been made an ex-head of a department of the Investigative Committee of Russia in the Moscow region’s Odintsovo District Denis Panaitov and a businessman Vitaly Kachur.
Denis Voronenkov was shot in the center of Kyiv on March 23, 2017. Bodyguard of the former Duma member wounded the killer, and the latter died in a hospital. Ukraine’s Prosecutor-General’s Office used to say that the crime had been arranged by Maria Maksakova’s former cohabiting partner - the ‘thief in law’ Tyurik. Tyurik denies all allegations.