Russian Supreme Court upholds 9-year jail term of ex-security service major for murder
MOSCOW, December 5 (RAPSI) – The Supreme Court of the Russian Federation has upheld a 9-year prison sentence given to ex-major of the Federal Security Service (FSB) Pavel Sterlyagov for murder under the influence of alcohol, the lawyer for injured party Victoria Sheveleva has told RAPSI.
The sentence has come into force. Victims further plan to sue for moral damages.
In June, North Caucasus District Military Court convicted and sentenced Sterlyagov.
Jurors earlier found him guilty of killing Khusey Makitov, a resident of Kabardino-Balkaria, the republic in southwestern Russia. However, they held that the defendant deserved leniency.
According to the investigation, on April 5, 2018, dithered Sterlyagov and his colleague came to a café to continue to drink alcohol. When leaving the drinkery Sterlyagov walked up to a car where Makitov was sitting and asked him to drive to a certain place. Makitov refused saying that he was not a taxi man. Then Sterlyagov knifed him 10 times. The victim died from wounds, according to case papers.