Case of actor Efremov to be heard by judge of footballers Kokorin and Mamayev
MOSCOW, July 22 (RAPSI) – Judge Elena Abramova, who earlier delivered sentences in high-profile cases against football players Alexander Kokorin and Pavel Mamayev and ex-police Colonel Dmitry Zakharchenko, would hear a fatal crash case against famous actor Mikhail Efremov, RAPSI was told in the press service of Moscow’s Presnensky District Court on Wednesday.
The trial start date is not scheduled yet, according to the court representative.
Prosecutors earlier approved indictment against the defendant.
On June 9, Moscow’s Tagansky District Court ordered Efremov to be put under house arrest until August 9. In particular, he was banned from communicating with other case parties, using mobile phone and Internet.
The famous actor stands charged with commiting a traffic offense in a drunken state that led to a victim’s death. He could face from 5 to 12 years behind bars if conficted.
On the evening of June 8, Efremov driving his car crossed into the oncoming lane in central Moscow and collided with a delivery service vehicle. He was arrested on the scene. Alcohol and drugs were reportedly found in his blood. Victim Sergey Zakharov was taken to hospital where he died early in the morning of June 9.