MOSCOW, May 12 (RAPSI) - An owner of a private hospice in the Moscow Region’s town of Krasnogorsk pleaded guilty and repented as part of a case over the fire that had led to the death of 11 patients, the press service of the Moscow Region’s Investigative Committee directorate reports Tuesday.

Charges are brought against the man, the statement reads.

Earlier, a criminal case was opened over provision of services failing to comply with safety requirements resulted of two or more deaths by negligence. Punishment for this crime is up to 10 years in prison.

According to investigators, on May 11, the fire occurred in the hospice for old persons. During the blaze 9 people in the age from 66 to 90 died; 9 more were hospitalized. Later, two persons died in a hospital.