Kyiv Shevchenkivsky District Court received an application for removal of the Head of Kherson Region Council Vladyslav Manger suspected in the murder of Kateryna Handziuk, as the press office of the court reported.
“An application for dismissal of Kherson Region Council Head Magner suspected in the commission of a crime provided by the article of the Criminal Code of Ukraine on intentional homicide,” the message says.
It was noted that the court session for consideration of this appeal is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on March 5, 2019.
As we reported earlier, Kateryna Handziuk was known for her activity in fighting corruption in the local government in Kherson. On November 4, it became known that she deceased at age of 34. She was doused with sulphuric acid in July 2018. According to preliminary information, her death was caused by blood clot's detachment, multiple organ failure, and chemical burns.
In February, the investigation into Handziuk's death led to a possible organizer of the murder. The suspect is Vladyslav Manger, the head of Kherson regional council. On February 11, Manger was served with charge papers in Handziuk’s murder. In his turn, Manger said that he would not escape from the country due to suspicion of organizing the murder of Handziuk.
The court ruled to arrest Manger until March 3 with the possibility of bail. However, later lawyer Dmitry Ilchenko has posted bail for his client. On February 19, Vladyslav Manger started to wear the digital bracelet.