Man who shot Koreets in St. Petersburg gets 6.5 years
Sergey Grechnevkin stated in court he was not going to kill Sergey Yugay. After the attack, he took him to a hospital and apologized to him.
St. Petersburg’s Primorsky district court has sentenced Sergey Grechnevkin - who shot an ‘authority’ Sergey Yugay (aka Koreets) at Yunost restaurant in September, 2018 - to 6.5 years in a special regime colony, reports 78.ru.
The prosecution theory is that on September 22, 2018, Grechnevkin shot Yugay in his belly twice - for the purpose of murder. The victim was taken to a resuscitation department. Grechnevkin turned out to have firearm and rounds of ammunition.
Sergey Grechnevkin stated in court he was not going to kill Sergey Yugay and was aiming for his legs. After the attack, he took him to a hospital and apologized to him. Grechnevkin threw away a gun he had used to a lake. Yugay stated in court he had no complaints against the accused and asked not to severely punish him.
Sergey Yugay (aka Koreets) had earlier been a member of Tambov organized crime group. The attack on him near Yunost restaurant was caught on CCTV. It can be seen in the video that the attacker took all the shells from the ground and escaped the scene in white Mercedes.
In 1995, Yugay was detained for shooting on Vasilyevsky Island. In 1996, he was sentenced to 10 years in a colony for a series of attacks. In 2002, he was released on bail, however in 6 months, he was detained again for extortion and abductions. He was reported to have cut ears of incompliant victims. In 2005, Koreets was sentenced to 15.5 years in a strict regime colony. He served 10 years and escaped. In a few days, he was found on St. Petersburg’s Kamennoostrovskoy prospect. In 2018, he was released from the colony. In 6 months, he was shot at Yunost restaurant.
Sergey Grechnevkin - who is condemned for assassination attempt on Yugay - has prior records for drug possession and robbery.
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