Officer stabbed to death for asking to stop smoking in public place

Officer stabbed to death for asking to stop smoking in public place
At the scene Photo: ASTV.ru

The man was hospitalized but died on the way to the hospital.

A man, 23, with knife wounds was found at a shopping center in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk on the night of September 14. He was hospitalized but died on the way to the hospital.

According to the Sakhalin ICR, a 51-year-old local man with priors has been detained as a suspect. According to investigators and his partner were heading to a store when a young man passing by made a remark about his smoking in a public place. That escalated into a skirmish, during which the suspect inflicted the victim at least three stabs.

According to ASTVru, the victim had been a Rosgvardiya officer. The publication also found that the attacker had been released from prison a year ago. In 1995, he was sentenced to death, but the execution was replaced with a 25-year prison term. After release, he was forbidden to leave his apartment between 10 pm and 7 am.

A criminal case has been instituted under part 4 of Art. 111 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (Intentional infliction of grievous bodily harm, resulting in death by negligence).

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