Kaluga governor proposes to execute man who killed war veteran

Kaluga governor proposes to execute man who killed war veteran

A 92-year-old World War II veteran was killed by a drug addict.

After the murder of a 92-year-old veteran of the Great Patriotic War, Kaluga Region Governor Anatoly Artamonov complained about the absence of capital punishment in Russia.

“If it wasn’t for the moratorium on death penalty, we could simply execute him, and that’s it. If this is true, then, by and large, he has no moral right to live on earth,” Artamonov said as cited by Podyem via Telegram.

According to the investigation, World War II veteran Boris Ignatyev was killed by a drug addict from Maloyaroslavets. The 34-year-old man hit the veteran at least 10 times. He committed the murder for the sake of money.

Boris Ignatyev was born in 1926 and drafted into the army in January 1944. He took part in hostilities in Europe until January 1945.

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