Angarsk maniac resents being deprived of police rank and pension
Mikhail Popkov gets a second life sentence.
On Monday, the Irkutsk Regional Court rendered a second guilty verdict in the case of Mikhail Popkov, a former policeman from Angarsk, convicting him of 60 murders, TASS reports.
The so-called Angarsk maniac received a second life sentence and was deprived of the rank of junior police lieutenant and his pension. He will serve his sentence in a special-regime colony.
According to Senior Prosecutor of the Federal Prosecutor Department Aleksandr Shkinev, Popkov was ready to get another life sentence, but he expected that the court would leave him the rank of junior police lieutenant and retain a pension of 24 thousand rubles ($361). He intends to appeal the verdict.
As previously reported by The CrimeRussia, the police managed to detain the criminal in 2012. In January 2015, he was sentenced to life imprisonment for 22 murders committed from 1994 to 2000.
In March 2017, Popkov was charged with another 60 crimes committed from 1992 to 2007. He made a confession statement for each of them. An expert psychiatric examination showed Popkov was sane.
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