Moscow poisoning case defendant faces trial
MOSCOW, November 2 (RAPSI) – Prosecutors have approved indictment against Murat Sabanov born in Russia’s Republic of Kabardino Balkariya, who stands charged with poisoning and robbing people in central Moscow, the press service of the Moscow Prosecutor’s Office reports.
The case has been forwarded to the Basmanny District Court of Moscow.
According to case papers, May through June 2019, nearly 30 people disguised with drink became victims of poisoning and robbing in central Moscow. They were wined with cold drinks which caused the loss of consciousness and then the victims were robbed. Damage caused to the victims by thefts committed by the defendant exceeds 1 million rubles.
Police arrested Sabanov on June 25, 2019. During searches pharma drugs containing tranquillizers were found on him.
When giving his first testimony, Sabanov pleaded guilty in full but later during a court hearing he admitted guilt in part. He was placed in detention.