Prosecutors ask court to give former Southern Ural MP who stabbed police officer 13-year custodial sentence
The Chelyabinsk Region Public Prosecutor’s Office is asking court to give former MP Evstafy Zadelny a 13-year custodial sentence for attempted murder of a police officer.
Prosecutors are insisting the Uyskoe village council MP is given a 13-year custodial sentence for wounding a traffic officer with a knife, according to the Office of Public Affairs of the Chelyabinsk Region Court. He is accused of violating Article 317 (Encroachment on the life of a law enforcement officer) of the Russian Criminal Code. The defendant’s attorney asked to prosecute his client for violation of Art. 30, part 3 and Art. 105, part 1 (Attempted murder) that provide for softer punishment. The Court is expected to make its decision on June 21.
May we remind you that 65-year-old Zadelny was driving his VAZ-2107 along the Chebarkul-Magnitogorsk Highway in the night in the mid-August of 2016, as earlier reported by the CrimeRussia. Traffic officers pulled him over for a license check. They suspected the man was drunk. He acted normally while they were drawing a report but once they suggested going to hospital for medical examination Zadelny pulled out a knife and stabbed an officer standing next to him in the chest. The wounded officer was taken to hospital; the drunk MP was arrested.
Zadelny used to work as a technical drawing and handicraft school teacher before retiring. Moreover, he was an Uyskoe village council MP representing United Russia.
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