VORONEZH, August 29 (RAPSI) – Sergei Pomazun who received a life sentence earlier this month for killing six people in a shootout in Belgorod, a city in southwest Russia, has appealed his sentence, RIA Novosti reported Thursday. 

A psychiatric evaluation found the shooter sane, but defense attorney Sergei Yeremeyev argues that the results are debatable, having overlooked numerous nervous breakdowns. The attorney has urged another examination of his client. 

Among other things, Pomazun has claimed on trial to have participated in the North Caucasus counter-terrorism campaign, a claim later refuted by numerous witnesses during cross-examination.

The infamous Belgorod shooter was found guilty of six counts of murder and sentenced to life on August 23. 

He has also been ordered to pay three million rubles (approximately $91,000) in compensation to the relatives of one of the victims whose life was lost during the shootout. The initial claim sought 50 million rubles, but the court opted for a significantly lower sum.This was the only claim filed for personal damages in the aftermath of the shooting. The other victims and survivors opted not to seek compensation from Pomazun.

On April 22, Pomazun opened fire in a weapons store killing three people, and then shot another three people on the street outside. Five people died on the scene, including a 14-year-old girl. Another victim, a 16-year-old girl, died later in intensive care.