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The Yaroslavl Regional Court issued a verdict in a criminal case against a 32-year-old native of the city of Vladivostok.

He was found guilty of committing crimes under Part 1 of Art. 105 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (murder), clause “b”, part 4 of Art. 158 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (theft committed on a large scale), part 2 of Art. 139 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (illegal entry into a home with the use of violence).

The court established that in the period from 2012 to 2013, the attacker lived for about a year as a worker in the Holy Trinity Danilov Monastery in Pereslavl-Zalessky, Yaroslavl Region.

In July 2016, he entered the monastery, where he had not been for about 3 years, and inflicted multiple blows on the head and torso of its abbot with a knife, from which the victim died at the scene of the crime. Then the attacker stole money in the amount of 1.1 million rubles from the abbot’s cell, which he spent on his own needs.

It should be noted that the involvement of a citizen in this crime was established after his conviction for committing a similar act. In August 2018, the Krasnogorsk City Court of the Moscow Region sentenced him to 6 years of imprisonment in a strict regime penal colony for committing a crime under Part 1 of Art. 105 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation. While serving his sentence, DNA samples were taken from the man, on the basis of which it was possible to establish his involvement in the murder of the priest through the federal database.

Taking into account the position of the public prosecutor, the court sentenced the man to 15 years’ imprisonment in a strict regime correctional colony.

The court also satisfied the civil claim of the representative of the monastery for damages in the amount of 1 million rubles.

The verdict has not entered into legal force.

This and other news can be found on the information and communication service of the General Prosecutor’s Office of the Russian Federation “EFIR” at: air.General Prok.Gov.ru

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation. Apologies should the grammar and / or sentence structure not be perfect.

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