Russian biker gets life sentence for murder of 5 people
MOSCOW, November 20 (RAPSI) – The Moscow Regional Court on Monday found biker Ilya Aseyev guilty of killing five other motorcycle riders and sentenced him to life in prison, the court’s spokesperson Natalya Osipova told RAPSI.
The court also granted lawsuits lodged by victims in the case seeking compensation. Aseyev was ordered to pay 3 million rubles ($50,500) in compensation for moral harm to each plaintiff, over 679,000 rubles ($11,500) in damage caused, and 62,500 rubles ($1,000) of attorney fees, the court’s representative added.
Earlier, jurors delivered a guilty verdict in this case. Last week, a prosecutor demanded a life sentence for Aseyev. Defense objected to such a severe punishment.
According to investigators, Aseyev shot five other bikers with his “Saiga” rifle during the group’s convention near abandoned beer plant on May 8, 2016.
Aseyev claimed that he was provoked by victims, who insulted and humiliated him. The motorcyclist insisted that he only wanted to scare them off but accidentally killed one of the bikers and shot the others as witnesses.