Russian soldier accused of killing 7 in Armenia to undergo sanity exam
MOSCOW, March 5 (RAPSI) -Russian soldier Valery Permyakov who stands charged with fatally shooting seven members of a family in Armenia must submit to a pretrial sanity examination.
The examination will be conducted at the Russian base located in Gyumri. It is expected to be complete within two weeks.
An investigation into the murder is being conducted by Russian and Armenian officials, and all the procedures have been completed, according to the source.
As a result of an armed assault on January 12 a family of seven was killed, including a six-month-old baby that died of injuries a week later. Permyakov was charged with the murder of two or more persons under the Armenian Criminal Code. He pled guilty later in January.
Investigators interviewed over 30 witnesses and conducted over a dozen expert reviews.
Chairman of the Russian Investigative Committee Alexander Bastrykin travelled to Yerevan to coordinate the investigation. Bastrykin said the trial would take place in Armenia and would be public, which is intended to illustrate the intention of both countries to provide justice.