Prosecutors ask court to sentence alleged killer of Moscow metro policeman to 18 years
MOSCOW, February 6 (RAPSI) – Prosecution on Thursday demanded an 18-year high security prison sentence for Nurlan Muratov, a defendant in the case over killing a police officer at a Moscow metro station, RAPSI reports from the Moscow City Court.
The court will announce sentence on February 11.
On February 5, the jury found Muratov guilty.
Earlier, during the trial, Muratov disassociated himself from committing the crime during. The defendant said that he did not know what had happened in a room, where the police officer had been killed, who had shot and who else had been there. According to his testimony, he was feared for his life and left the room. He also added that he had never born arms.
Charges have been brought against the native of the Kyrgyz Republic over infringement on the life of a law enforcement officer. He received Russian citizenship illegally, "through an acquaintance", as the defendant said, according to investigators.
Investigators claim that late in the evening on September 2, 2018, a police officer stopped a person for checking documents. Later, the policeman’s body with a firearm wound to the head was found in one of maintenance rooms at the Kurskaya metro station.
He was put in detention on a court order.