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The murder of the past years was solved. The criminal case has been prepared to be referred to court by the investigators of AIC in and for the city of Minsk

11.12.2014
In June 1999, a 58-year-old man was found dead with multiple wounds in his apartment in the Zavodskoy district of Minsk. According to the forensic examination, the victim died from the serious injuries sustained as a result of not less than sixty traumatic attacks. Upon the fact of murder, the Prosecutor's Office of the Zavodskoy district of Minsk initiated a criminal case. Unfortunately, they didn’t manage to solve this particularly serious crime in hot pursuit. The investigation was suspended for failure to identify the person to be prosecuted.

Special investigative measures aimed at solving the crime have lasted for 15 years. In June of this year, as a result of the analysis of information and evidence regarding the case, the investigators of AIC in Minsk found out that a 32-year-old citizen of Minsk, previously convicted and currently detained in remand prison on charges of illicit drug trafficking, may be involved in this murder.

During the resumed investigation it turned out that the victim asked the accused, who was 17 years old at that time, to his home for joint drinking of alcoholic beverages. During drinking, the owner of the flat made an attempt of sexual assault in relation to the guest. At the time of quarrel the accused started beating the victim with the materials on hand, until the victim stopped showing signs of life. After the incident the accused destroyed the traces of his stay in the apartment, got rid of his clothes and the instruments of crime.

The accused fully confessed the crime and cooperated with the investigators. In the aggregate of the obtained evidence, he was finally charged of committing an offense under Cl. 6 Part 2 Art. 139 of the Criminal Code (Murder committed with extreme atrocity).

The preliminary investigation of the criminal case is completed.