Dead criminal gang leader is to stand trial in Cheboksary
In Cheboksary, the investigation of a murder from 2006 has been completed. A Cheboksary resident killed in Moscow and his accomplice are going to be tried.
The first department for the investigation of major crimes of the General Investigative Administration of the Investigative Committee of the Republic of Chuvashia has completed the investigation of a case involving two accused locals born in 1977 and 1980. The elder of them was killed in July 2007 in Moscow. The second is alive and well, and is going to stand trial.Both are accused of illicit trafficking in arms and ammunition with conspiracy to commit armed crimes. The deceased is charged with the organization, incitement and being an accessory to murder, and the second is charged with being an accessory to murder.
Late on the evening of August 26, 2006, an unknown person with a Kalashnikov machine-gun shot down a 37-year-old man at the entrance to a house at 62 Lenin Komsomol Street in Cheboksary. The investigators have opened a criminal case, which has long since gone cold. But the investigation has not been stopped. After extensive examination and inquiry, including genetic examinations and interviews of more than 40 witnesses, investigators managed to identify perpetrators and build a criminal case
It turned out that the assassination was organized by the leader of a local gang in 2000. A gang war over a passenger transportation business caused the crime. It was agreed to kill an uncooperative competitor. The killer was an associate of a gang leader who had a score to settle with the victim. He located the businessman at a house where he was celebrating a friend's birthday and shot him at least ten times. Neither the organizer nor the trigger man are alive. The trigger man was drowned in June 2007, and the criminal case against him had been dismissed.
An accomplice to the crime was a third person involved in a criminal case. He is the one who will be in the dock. According to investigators and the press office of the Investigative Committee of the Republic of Chuvashia, he helped plan the murder and handed the trigger man a Kalashnikov machine gun. The case has been referred to court.