Colonel Gosht’s family: murder for greed
In the Samara region the criminal case regarding the murder of Andrey Gosht - the staff Deputy Chief of Samara Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs - and his family of five has been submitted to the court, said the Investigative Committee of Russia.
The Nizhny Novgorod’s 3rd Investigation Department of Russia’s Investigative Committee has completed the investigation regarding Mahmadali Akhmadov, Roman Fataliyev, Islam Babayev and Orhan Zohrabov charged under items (a, c), part 4 of Art. 162 of the Criminal Code, items (a, g, h), part 2 of Art. 105 of the Criminal Code, part 3 of Art. 30, items (a, c, g, h), part 2 of Art. 105 of the Criminal Code (Murder of two or more persons, attended by banditry; Attempted Murder of a Minor).
During the investigation, over 800 interrogations were conducted, as well as 120 searches and seizures, 50 examinations of the scene, items and documents, 230 genetic, fingerprint, medical, medical forensic and other examinations, it is said in the materials of the case.
The version that the accused had mercenary motives has been confirmed – criminals murdered the family to get their money. According to investigators, murderers did not know there was a police officer in the house.
The investigation has run through all possible motives for the crime, the Investigative Committee said.
The massacre in the Ivashevka village, which caused a wide public response and has had a number of versions as to what its motives might be, happened late on April 23, 2016. Criminals penetrated into the house and slaughtered everyone who was there, except for the Colonel seven-year-old niece Sofia. The policeman’s brother found bodies and the wounded child, when he came to the place.
The first three suspects were detained a week later. The fourth one, Mahmadali Akhmadov, was detained in Moscow on May 4.
The prosecutors want the former Russian Federation Council member to go to prison for 14 years instead of 9 and pay a 500-million-ruble ($8.8 million) fine instead of 70 million rubles ($1.2 million).