New death verdict issued in Hrodna

2013 2013-06-13T17:16:02+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

On 5 August 2012 a brutal double murder took place in Hrodna on 5 August 2012. A Vileika resident, born in 1990, killed his wife, a resident of Zhlobin and a friend of hers out of jealosy in a hostel apartment. He dismembered the corpse of the man and threw it in the trash bin, except for the head, which he took in the bag with him. He was detained with the head by the police in a train in Vaukavysk.

The youngsters got acquainted through the Internet and were interested in occultism. However, the investigation found no evidence that the murder was connected to occult practices. The resident of Vileika was recognized as psychically sane by the forensic expertise.

On 12 June the Hrodna Regional Court found the defendant guilty under Article 139 Part 2, paragraphs 1 and 6 (the murder of two persons, with particular cruelty) Article 205 Part 1 (theft); Article 347 Part 1 (abuse the corpses) and Article 378 (theft of personal documents) and sentenced him to death for the aggregate of the offences. The case was tried by Judge Anatol Zayats.

The sentence can be appealed at the Supreme Court within 10 days.