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Supreme Court upheld sentence for killer of Veremiy

10.09.2019, 16:47

The Supreme Court upheld sentence of five years imprisonment of Yury Krysin, charged for murder in the February 2014 of journalist Vyacheslav Veremiy. The court issued that decision after having considered the cassation appeal of the lawyers of Krysin, who asked to leave the sentence issued by the Shevchenkivsky district court of Kyiv, that condemned him conditionally, as UNIAN informed.

“The decision of the Court of Appeal of the City of Kyiv of June 13, 2018 against Yuriy Krysin is to be left unchanged, and the appeal of Krysin's defenсe counsels to be dismissed. The judgement of the Supreme Court is final and without appeal, ” the decision reads.

At the court hearing, the defenders of the victim, the widow of Veremiy Svitlana Kyrylash, and the widow herself told the court that remorse of Krysin as a mitigating circumstance was out of question. In particular, Kirillash noted that she had not heard any apology from Kryssin, no regrets and offers to compensate for the moral damage. Instead, she said, Kryssin demonstrated an impudent behavior towards the victims, including herself.

Prosecutor Yulia Malashic expressed a similar view and said nothing was to confirm Kryssin's genuine remorse, and thus it was not possible to apply the Criminal Code, which gives the court the right to release a convicted person from serving a sentence in such a case.

She also stressed that the arguments of Kryssin's defenders that the mitigating circumstance was the presence of his minor children, did not stand up to criticism, since at the time when Kryssin was released from the detention center, he went not to see his children, but to hide weapon, which was material evidence.

IMI reported, on June 13, 2018, the Court of Appeal of Kyiv changed the sentence of Yuri Krisin, accused of murder of Vyacheslav Veremiy, journalist for Vesti, and sentenced him for five years imprisonment. On October 8, 2018, Krysin was transferred from the Kyiv pre-trial detention center to a penal colony in Donetsk region.

On December 22, 2017, the Shevchenkivskyi District Court of Kyiv sentenced Yuri Krysin to four years in prison with two years of probation under the article “Hooliganism”. The Prosecutor General's Office asked the court for a six-year sentence for Krysin.

On December 28, 2017, the Prosecutor General's Office filed an appeal against the judgment of the Shevchenko District Court of Kyiv.

Vesti newspaper journalist Vyacheslav Veremiy was severely beaten by titushki (thugs for hire) and received a fatal gunshot wound on the night of February 18, 19, 2014 at the intersection of Volodymyrska and Velikaya Zhytomyrska streets in Kyiv. He died in an ambulance hospital. One of the attackers who beat the journalist was 41-year-old athlete Yuri Krysin.

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