Gagiev’s gang members, accused of more than 40 murders, waive jury trial
The defendants waived their petition; the verdict will be delivered on February 20.
Twelve members of Gagiev’s gang, who are accused of several dozen murders, waived the petition filed earlier on the jury trial. The court will pass the verdict on February 20, Interfax reports.
According to investigators, from 2004 to 2014, the defendants attacked police officers three times, killed and organized murders of 41 people, and also participated in multiple abductions. The investigation considers Aslan Gagiev, who is credited with more than 60 murders, to be the leader of the criminal grouping of contract killers. The gang operated in Moscow, the Moscow Region and North Ossetia.
Twenty five members of Gagiev’s gang received sentences, while another nine are put on the wanted list.
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