Prosecutor asks for life sentence for suspects in colonel Gosht’s family murder

Prosecutor asks for life sentence for suspects in colonel Gosht’s family murder
Portrait of police colonel Andrey Goshta

Four suspects in the case of Colonel Andrey Gosht and his family murder are facing trial in the Samara region.

The prosecutor asked Samara Region Court to sentence two of the suspects to life in prison during the trial, according to the Samara Region Public Prosecutor’s Office official spokesperson Natalia Tsoy’s February 10 announcement as quoted by the Interfax News Agency.

Makhmadali Akhmadov, Roman Fataliev, Islam Babaev, and Orkhan Zokhrabov are the suspects. Akhmadov is a Republic of Tajikistan citizen; others are Republic of Azerbaijan citizens. They are accused of robbery, murder of 2 or more persons, and attempted murder of a minor.

The prosecutor asked the Court to sentence: Akhmadov and Fataliev to life in high security prison; Zokhrabov and Babaev to 26 and 25 years in prison respectively (first 10 years in medium-security prison, and the remainder in high security prison), according to Tsoy. The Court will announce the sentence for four men on February 22.

May we remind you that the tragedy happened in Ivashenka village, Sizransky district of the Samara region in April 2016. The four men beat the colonel and 5 members of his family to death; only an 8-year-old survived the attack.

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