Cyclops, former gangster, dies in construction cradle collapse
In 2002, Alexander Kotlyaris was sentenced to 15 years in prison for a series of murders and robberies as part of a criminal group. Since he got out of jail, he did not associate with the criminal world.
A collapse of a construction cradle on Prechistenka Street in Moscow killed Alexander Kotlyaris, who headed a criminal group and was known by the nickname Cyclops between the late 1990s and early 2000s, REN-TV reports. The man got the nickname because he had lost an eye when he was young.
Kotlyaris and his accomplices, Andrei Demin, Alexey Chadayev and Sergey Furtov, were convicted in 2002, writes Moskovsky Komsomolets. They were charged with a series of murders and robberies. Namely, the criminals robbed and killed a visitor of a café called Bodrost on February 29, 2000. 2000 rubles ($28), a mobile phone and a watch were all they got. In April of the same year, the gangsters killed a 29-year-old Muscovite who was engaged in private tax service. The criminals took the car and drove it up until the day of their arrest. In May 2000, Chadayev, Furtov and Kotlyaris killed a drug-addicted woman who refused from sex with them. The gangsters took a TV and a cosmetic bag from her apartment. Shortly thereafter, they were detained by Moscow crime unit officers.
Kotlyaris was sentenced to 15 years in prison, Chadayev to 17 years, two other gang members to 7 and 9 years in prison, respectively. According to Kotlyaris’s wife, cited by Bad News, he spent 11 years in prison. Since he got out of jail, he did not associate with the criminal world.
The construction cradle, which Kotlyaris and his coworkers used to change the lighting equipment, fell due to a mechanical failure of the hydraulic boom, Bad News said.