Accused in the murder of Nemtsov requested a life sentence

Accused in the murder of Nemtsov requested a life sentence

The Prosecutor demanded to sentence Zaur Dadaev, who is accused of the murder of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, to life imprisonment. Such a requirement, the prosecution announced Wednesday in the Moscow district military court.

For four other accused, the Prosecutor’s office also requested long terms of imprisonment. The state prosecution demands to sentence Anzor Gubashev to 23 years in prison, sadida Gubareva — to 21 years, Temirlan eskerhanova to 19 years, and Khamzat Bashaeva — to 17 years.

Earlier, the jury found all five defendants guilty and not deserving indulgence. Now the judge must determine the terms of their sentence. The date of the verdict, the court has not yet named.

According to the verdict passed by the jury, Zaur Dadaev late evening 27 Feb 2015 shot at Boris Nemtsov is not less than six times, and then fled the scene of the crime.

In the murder — including the acquisition of weapons and ammunition, as well as the surveillance of Nemtsov — he was helped by four other defendants, along with another accomplice Beslan Shavanovym, the criminal case against whom was closed due to his death while trying to arrest on 7 March 2015.

All five deny the charges.