Defendant in judge murder threat case fined $2,600
MOSCOW, January 16 (RAPSI) – The Meshchansky District Court of Moscow on Thursday fined Russian citizen Alexey Veresov 160,000 rubles ($2,600) for murder threats against a judge that is 10,000 rubles less than the prosecutors demanded, RAPSI reported from the courtroom.
The defendant is to pay the fine in 60 days after the court ruling comes into force.
The case was heard under a special procedure, without examining evidence and witness questioning, as the defendant pleaded guilty in full. During the hearing he offered an apology to Judge Alexey Krivoruchko, an injured party, and promised not to commit such actions in future.
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.