MOSCOW, June 27 (RAPSI) – Boris Grits, the assailant who had wounded prominent Russian journalist Tatyana Felgenhauer with a knife, was transferred to a clinic to undergo compulsory treatment, his attorney Igor Zuber told RAPSI on Wednesday.
According to Zuber, authorities of Russia and Israel will soon begin negotiations on transportation of Grits to the latter country.
In May, the Presnensky District Court of Moscow found the defendant guilty of attempted murder and ordered him to undergo compulsory treatment.
The results of complex psychological expertise revealed that the defendant could not comprehend reality or social danger of his actions and could not control them. Grits admitted his guilt in part and said that he did not want to commit a murder.
According to investigators, on October 23, Grits sneaked into the Echo of Moscow radio station and stabbed his victim in neck with a knife. Felgenhauer survived the attack and was transported to a hospital, where she underwent a surgery.
Investigators believe that Grits wanted to kill the journalist but failed because he was stopped by the radio station’s staff.
The defendant has dual citizenship of Russia and Israel. Defense lawyers said earlier that they would seek to transfer Grits to Israel.