Jury for Voronenkov's murder case selected

Source : 112 Ukraine

The defendants in the case face 10-15 years of imprisonment or life sentence
18:41, 12 September 2018


The jury to considerate the case of murdering the former Russian State Duma deputy Denis Voronenkov was composed, as the press office of Kyiv Prosecutor’s Office reports.

Shevchenkivskyi District Court is considering the case. The court selected five candidates out of seven proposed. The system will define three main ones and two alternates.

“Two candidates for the jury were rejected by the prosecution and defense respectfully,” the representatives of the Prosecutor’s Office said.

Related: Russia will judge ex-MP Voronenkov posthumously

The next court hearing is scheduled on September 21.

The pre-trial investigation of the case was over in May this year.

The former MP of the Russian State Duma Denis Voronenkov was shot in the downtown of Kyiv on March 23 at the intersection of Pushkinska and Shevchenko streets near the hotel ‘Premier Palace’. The bodyguard of the former MP injured the attacker. The medical workers tried to save the life of the shooter but he died in the hospital.

Related: Investigation of Voronenkov’s murder is finished, - Prosecutor’s Office

The shooter is the citizen of Ukraine, born in 1988 Pavlo Parshov. He was born in Sevastopol and was enlisted by the Russian special services and had the aim to infiltrate the Armed Forces of Ukraine or National Guard.

Kyiv Holosiivo District Court extended the pre-trial restriction in terms of detention for 36-years old citizen of Pavlograd, Dnipropetrovsk region, Yaroslav Tarasenko on August 10. He was detained on suspicion of implication in the murder of Voronenkov. He is accused of intentional homicide committed by the previous concert, group of persons and provided by the part two, article 115 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. 

Related: Ukraine's Prosecutor's Office to finish investigation of Voronenkov's murder in May

In March 2018, the Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine appealed to Interpol with a request to put Tyrin on the wanted list, however, the Interpol has refused to do it.

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