Pre-trial investigation as to one of suspected murderer of journalist Serhiyenko completed
The pre-trial investigation has been completed into the case of one of suspects involved in murder of journalist Vasyl Serhiyenko, journalist and activist of the “EuroMaydan Self-Defense” in Cherkasy Region, as the Office of General Prosecutir said..
"As to the investigation, the suspect member of a criminal group, committed the abduction, torture and subsequent murder of journalist Vasyl Serhiyenko, one of the leaders of the Euromaidan in Korsun-Shevchenkivskyi. On April 4, 2014, the activist was abducted from the yard of his own house, and the next day his body was found in the woods with traces of torture, ”the statement read.
Today, the suspect, along with five other people, is already on the dock on charges of kidnapping, torture and murder of a journalist, two other people are wanted.
Pre-trial investigation in the criminal proceedings was carried out by investigators of the State Bureau of Investigation.
As IMI reported, on April 4, 2014, the journalist and public activist Vasyl Serhyienko was abducted at the courtyard of his own home in the city of Korsun-Shevchenkivskyi in Cherkasy region. A few days later, his body with several signs of tortures was found in the forest in Korsun-Shevchenkivskyi district.
On July 11, 2015, prosecutors of the Cherkasy region, together with the Ministry of Internal Affairs in the region, detained a resident of Kyiv on suspicion of committing murder of Vasyl Serhyenko.
On October 15, 2015, the Cherkasy police reported that Vasyl Serhyenko had been abducted, tortured and killed by Kiev killers.
On January 4, 2016, the prosecutor's office of Cherkassy regiont, following the results of the pre-trial investigation, charged four residents of Kyiv with abduction and murder of Vasyl Serhjynko. The suspected criminals were Maxim Rusin, Volodymyr Voronkov, Viktor Horbenko, Valentina Zavrazhina, Roman Nedybalyuk, and Vadym Melnyk. None of them pled guilty.