A court in St. Petersburg found a local resident Anton Golovyrtsev guilty of the murder of a cadet at the University of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. The accused was also involved in the explosion that thundered at the post of the road patrol service. In total, on two charges, Golovyrtsev received 22 years in prison in a strict regime colony, informs united press service of the courts of St. Petersburg.
In 2014, Golovyrtsev fought in eastern Ukraine on the side of the pro-Russian illegal armed groups of the DPR, wrote Kommersant.
From the materials of the case it follows that on February 18, 2014, on Utochkin Street, Golovyrtsev fired at a cadet of the University of the Ministry of Internal Affairs dressed in uniform from a traumatic pistol converted for firing live ammunition. The victim died.
According to the investigation, at that time the convict did not work and did not study, had radical views, read extremist literature, was fond of weapons and shooting, showed dislike for law enforcement officers. Golovyrtsev admitted his guilt. The crime was classified as murder motivated by hatred or enmity, writes “North. Realities”.
In 2015, Golovyrtsev installed an explosive device on the step of a stationary traffic police post in the Petrogradsky district of St. Petersburg. The bomb was found and defused. The same explosive device was installed by his accomplices at the traffic police post in the Vyborgsky district of St. Petersburg. On October 8, 2015, the mechanism detonated. A woman who was nearby received serious injuries to the abdomen, head and legs (in the explosion, her foot was torn off).
According to the investigation, Golovyrtsev and his acquaintance Nikolai Motovilov were dissatisfied with the existing state system. With the aim of “confronting the authorities”, they decided to stage an action that could attract the attention of the media. Traffic police officers were selected as potential victims.
The suspects made improvised explosive devices on the basis of mortar mines from the Second World War, acquired back in 2010.
In December 2015, Golovyrtsev and Motovilov were detained, and later sentenced to 19 years each for organizing the explosions. The court also satisfied the claims of the victims, collecting 2.4 million rubles from the convicts.