Jury acquitted man accused of killing Armavir National Guard’s security service head and local private security company director
The assessors agreed with the arguments of the defense - Mukhtar Malsyugenov, in their opinion, was defending himself in the heat of passion.
The jury in the Krasnodar regional court acquitted Mukhtar Malsyugenov, who is accused of killing two people, including the Head of the National Guard Department of Armavir.
According to TV channel 360, the jury considered that Malsyugenov was in the heat of passion when he was defending himself. The defense insisted on this version.
Meanwhile, according to the investigators, Malsyugenov committed the actions stipulated in part 1 of Art. 222 of the Criminal Code (Illegal Sale of Firearms) and in items (a), (e), part 2 of Art. 105 of the Criminal Code (Murder of two or more persons).
According to the case papers, on November 26, 2017, 36-year-old Malsyugenov and several of his comrades came to one of the restaurants in Armavir. There was also the Director of a private security company, along with an officer of the National Guard. A dispute broke out between the men at the bar counter. The Director of PSC Vityaz Sergey Borovoy killed a friend of Malsyugenov. The latter started shooting back and fired five bullets at Borovoy and the interim Head of the extradepartmental security service of the National Guard in Armavir, Pyotr Lomakin.
Malsyugenov fled the scene. The employee with the National Guard died in a hospital. The shootout also saw the death of another person - businessman Andrey Saaryan.
Malsyugenov was detained on December 5 in Razdolny farm.
Earlier, the Armavir city court sent the brother of the deceased National Guard officer Sergey Lomakin, who entered the restaurant with a gun and tried to check the conflict, to the colony for two years.
Video - Shooting in an Armavir restaurant
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