Prosecutors seek 25-year prison term for soldier guilty of killing comrades-in-arms
MOSCOW, January 19 (RAPSI) – Prosecutors demanded 25 years in high-security prison for soldier Ramil Shamsutdinov, who had been found guilty of deadly shooting in a military unit, RAPSI was told in the Second Eastern District Military Court on Tuesday.
His sentencing is scheduled for January 21.
In late December, jury issued a verdict of guilty against Shamsutdinov but held the defendant deserved leniency. When delivering sentence, a court is to consider mitigating circumstances but cannot take aggravating circumstances into account. According to the jury verdict, a judge may impose not more than two-thirds of the maximum sentence on him. Thus, the defendant will avoid life imprisonment, Chikov stated.
Investigators claim that on October 25, 2019, Shamsutdinov shot two officers and six soldiers dead in the military unit where he served. Two other people suffered gunshot wounds. On October 28, a garrison military court in Chita, a city in Russia’s Zabaikalye Territory, placed Shamsutdinov in detention.