In Yekaterinburg, they will decide the fate of a recidivist who attacked people with a knife in the park of UrGUPS

Incident in Olkhovsky Park.  Ekaterinburg

A man who previously served 15 years in prison for murder will be convicted in Yekaterinburg. In June 2022, a Yekaterinburg resident attacked people with a knife in a park near the Ural State Transport University (UrGUPS). As a result, three people were injured at the hands of the accused. man, one of whom died. This was reported by the Investigative Committee of Russia for the Sverdlovsk region.

“The investigation of a criminal case against a 43-year-old previously convicted resident of Yekaterinburg has been completed,” the department said. A man who attacked people in a park near USURGUPS is charged with four counts: murder committed to cover up another crime, attempted murder of two persons, accompanied by robbery, as well as robbery committed with violence, and robbery committed with a threat the use of violence and with the use of an object used as a weapon.

As investigators found out, on June 12, the defendant, being drunk, stole a fishing rod from a fisherman. The man noticed this and began to pursue the kidnapper who was moving away from him. A previously convicted Yekaterinburg resident attacked him with a knife and stabbed him in the neck and chest, and then robbed him. The victim was saved.

This skirmish was noticed by another resident of Yekaterinburg. To prevent him from reporting this to the police, the 43-year-old man decided to kill the witness. “He struck him with a piercing and cutting weapon in the neck area, as a result of which the victim was mortally wounded. He died at the scene,” the ICR said. On the same evening, the accused attacked a 21-year-old student, from whom he tried to steal a bag, but the girl managed to escape.

To establish all the facts, the investigator interviewed more than 30 witnesses, conducted inspections of the scene, confrontations, searches and seizures. Now the criminal case has been sent to the Sverdlovsk Regional Court for consideration on the merits.

The media relations department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia for the city of Yekaterinburg clarified that the man was detained during large-scale operational-search activities. “In the course of operational actions, the detectives managed to identify the suspect in a short time and subsequently force him to reveal himself. On June 14, 2022, law enforcement officers detained a local resident who lived in the Sortirovochny microdistrict,” the security forces said. At the same time, the police found that the man had previously served 15 years in prison for murder, where he also used a knife.

In 2022, in a park near USUPS on Kolmogorov Street in Yekaterinburg, an unknown person attacked people with a knife. One person died, the second was injured.

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