Since December, the Sovetsky District Court of Makhachkala in Dagestan began to consider criminal cases with the participation of a jury. In 10 days, the jury delivered two acquittals in murder cases in response to sexual harassment.
On December 10, the jury of the Sovetskiy District Court acquitted a 21-year-old law firm employee who stabbed his boss because of harassment, informs press service of the court. On December 28, the parties will discuss the consequences of the verdict, after which the verdict will be pronounced.
As follows from the case file, in August 2020, the defendant got a job at a city law firm. “Soon the owner of the organization invited a new employee to visit him, where he began to physically harass him, trying to persuade him to sodomy,” the message says.
In the scuffle, the accused struck the boss several times with a knife found in the kitchen. The victim died on the spot. The killer stole the victim’s phone and disappeared. The next day, the suspect confessed to the police. He was charged with murder (part 1 of article 105 of the Criminal Code) and theft (clause “c”, part 2 of article 158 of the Criminal Code).
December 1 jury of the Sovetskiy District Court acquitted a Dagestani woman who beat her relative to death with a hammer. According to the investigation, on May 1, 2020, the accused drank alcohol at home in the company of her husband and his brother. The couple quarreled, after which the husband left the apartment. “Left alone with a relative, the brother-in-law tried to stick to her, but the latter stopped the harassment with several hammer blows on the victim’s head,” the press release says. The victim died on the spot.
A criminal case was opened under Part 1 of Art. 105 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation. The jury, upon passing the verdict, unanimously found the defendant innocent. Guided by their decision, the judge ordered the convoy to immediately release the accused from custody in the courtroom.
In 2020, in Dagestan, the consideration of the case of the murder of two people ended with the acquittal by the jury of Sultan Magomedshapiev, a native of the Sergokalinsky district, in the Supreme Court of the republic. And before that Magomedshapiev had already been acquitted twice by the jury – in 2015 and 2017, reported project “Caucasus. Realities”. According to the investigation, in 2013, Magomedshapiev in a roadside cafe fired point-blank at two men and tried to injure a third. The pistol misfired and the attacker was detained by eyewitnesses.