Russian court pronounces verdict for Azerbaijanis accused of killing police colonel, his family members

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22 February 2017

A court of Russia’s Samara oblast has pronounced the verdict for Azerbaijani and Tajik citizens accused of killing a police colonel and his five family members in Russia.


Azerbaijani citizens Mahammad Ahmadov and Roman Fataliyev were sentenced to life in prison, Islam Babayev to 25 years. Tajik citizen Orkhan Zohrabov was sentenced to 26 years in prison, APA reported citing RIA Novosti.


The accused persons partially confessed to their guilt. They are charged with armed assault and murdering two or more people, including an underage child.


Russian police colonel Andrey Gosht and five of his family members—his wife, his brother’s wife, niece and her parents—were murdered in the Ivashevka settlement of Syzran district on 24 April 2016. The sole survivor of the incident was a 7-year-old girl who was taken to hospital with severe injuries to the body.