MOSCOW, January 29 (RAPSI) – Jurors have acquitted Ilya Averyanov, ex-owner of Moscow’s confectionary Menshevik, in a case over killing a guard during the shooting on the factory’s premises, according to a RAPSI correspondent.

Moreover, he was acquitted of beating a passerby, who burnt up poplar wool near the factory in 2016.

Thus, Averyanov was found not guilty of intended infliction of severe bodily harm and murder.

Investigators claimed that on December 27, 2017, a conflict arose between former and current owners of the factory. Ex-owner Averyanov allegedly took out the gun and shot several times, fatally wounding a guard.

The defendant insisted that he used the gun for the purposes of self-defense, and a shot was fired recklessly.