Kemerovo region: FSIN cadets attempt to murder coursemate for taking out loan in their name
The cadets have been found guilty of an Attempt at Murder by a Group of Persons by Previous Concert and for Mercenary Reasons (part 3 of Art. 30, part 2 of Art. 105 of the Russian Criminal Code). They do not plead guilty.
In Novokuznetsk, three cadets of the Federal Penitentiary Service have tried to kill their coursemate in order not to repay a loan of 267 thousand rubles ($4,239), which she took out at their request, the Prosecutor's Office of the Kemerovo region reports. The jury of the Central District Court of Novokuznetsk has found the young people guilty of an Attempt at Murder by a Group of Persons by Previous Concert and for Mercenary Reasons (part 3 of Art. 30, part 2 of Art. 105 of the Russian Criminal Code).
According to the investigation, in the summer of 2017, the defendants asked the girl to take out a loan in their name and give them the money. She agreed.
In December, the young people decided not to return the money, so they lured the girl out of her house, entered her apartment using a duplicate key, and waited for her there. When she returned, the cadets hit her on the head with a bat several times and tried to strangle her with a uniform belt.
Thinking that the girl was dead, the defendants left, closing the door behind them. The next day, institute students noticed the girl’s disappearance, found her in the apartment, and took her to the hospital. The girl was diagnosed with a skull fracture.
All three defendants refused to plead guilty.