Case of forensic expert who claimed child who died in accident was drunk referred to court
Due to the expert's mistake, it took the investigators half a year to figure out whether the 6-year-old boy who was killed in Balashikha near Moscow was heavily intoxicated.
The criminal proceedings under Negligence against the forensic expert Mikhail Kleymenov, who found 2.7 per mille alcohol in the blood of the child killed in crash, has been referred to the court. According to the investigation, the expert incorrectly sampled the blood, which led to alcohol fermentation and skewing of the results. According to the Prosecutor General's Office, the violations committed caused “deep emotional feelings and moral harm” to the parents of the deceased child.
To recall, the tragedy took place in April last year in the Moscow region’s Balashikha. 31-year-old Olga Alisova on Hyundai Solaris killed 6-year-old Alyosha Shimko outside a residential building. The primary examination revealed 2.7 per mille alcohol in the blood of the deceased, which means the boy should have drunken more than a bottle of vodka. From the very beginning, experts accused Kleymenov of the absurdity of the results, since in that case, the child would have been in a state of coma. But the forensic expert stood his ground. Now the lawyers for the victim intend to seek the most severe punishment for Kleymenov.
Initially, the defendants in the case had been charged with embezzlement through swindling in the amount of 225 million rubles ($3.3 million). In the final version of the indictment, the article was changed to 1.5-billion-ruble ($22.45 million) embezzlement.