Former Southern Ural MP goes to high-security prison for 12 years for stabbing traffic officer
The Chelyabinsk Region Court sentenced Evstafy Zadelny, a 65-year-old former MP representing United Russia, to 12 years in high-security prison for attempted murder of a police officer.
The Chelyabinsk Region Court convicted 65-year-old pensioner Evstafy Zadelny of violating article 317 (Encroachment on the Life of an Officer of a Law-enforcement Agency) of the Russian Criminal Code and sentenced him to 12 years in high-security prison.
May we remind you that the incident happened in mid-August of 2016, as earlier reported by the CrimeRussia. Back then, drunk Zadelny was driving his VAZ-2107 along the Chebarkul-Magnitogorsk Highway in the night. He pulled out a knife and stabbed an officer when stopped for a license check. The wounded officer was taken to hospital; the drunk MP was arrested.
The Court examined the criminal case file and found Evstafy Zadelny guilty. The former MP will spend the next 12 years in high-security prison. Moreover, the court ruled he has to pay the wounded officer a 500,000-ruble ($8.4 thousand) pain-and-suffering award.
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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).