Prosecutors ask court to fine defendant in judge murder threat case $3,000
MOSCOW, January 16 (RAPSI) – Prosecutors on Thursday demanded a 170,000-ruble (about $3,000) fine as a punishment for Russian citizen Alexey Veresov charged with murder threats against a judge, RAPSI reported from the Meshchansky District Court of Moscow.
The case is heard under a special procedure, as the defendant pleaded guilty in full. The procedure constitutes a trial without examining evidence, witness questioning and envisages a lesser sentence than prescribed by law.
Veresov was detained by the Basmanny District Court of Moscow in November. Just before he was transported from the Udmurt Republic and questioned by investigators.
According to investigators, on a social network he called to incinerate a Moscow City Court’s judge.
On December 24, Moscow’s Meshchansky District Court found another man Yevgeny Yerzunov guilty of murder threats against a judge and sentenced him to a 110,000-ruble fine ($1,700. The defendant was released from detention.
Yerzunov was arrested on November 13 while attempting to depart for Italy from Moscow’s Vnukovo airport.