RUSSIAN ARMENIAN BUSINESSMAN, WHO DEFENDED FAMILY WITH KNIFE, COULD BE CHARGED
- In actual fact, the Russian Armenian businessman Gagik Sargsyan exceeded the limits of self-defense by stabbing the three criminals who had attacked his family. Tula Oblast (administrative territorial division) Investigation Committee Chairwoman Tatiana Sergeyeva on Monday told news reporters that this is proven by the nature of the stab wounds.
"The nature of the stab wounds give grounds to assume that this, in all probability, was beyond the limits of self-defense," she noted.
And earlier, Internal Affairs Ministry's Regional Department Acting Chief Andrey Mishagyn had informed that the attack could be linked with problems between the businessman and one of his relatives.
Sergeyeva noted that the attackers are identified, that they are Russians and Georgians, and they all were formerly convicted.
She also informed that the Mazda 3, with which the criminals had arrived, was found in the outskirts of the residential area, RIA Novosti News Agency reports.
A criminal case is opened on charges of killing two or more persons. The maximum sentence is life in prison.
As Armenian News-NEWS.am informed earlier, the name of that Russian Armenian businessman who fatally wounded the burglars who broke into his home is announced. Tula Oblast resident Gagik Sargsyan, 52, is currently at hospital, Moskovsky Komsomolets informs.
On the evening of April 7—when Sargsyan, his wife, daughter, daughter-in-law, and four children were at home—four men beat Sargsyan's daughter-in-law, who had opened the door. Then attacking on the others, they demanded money and precious items by threatening them with a gun. They also carried a knife. But Sargsyan was able to pick up a nearby knife and to fatally stab three of the burglars, whereas the fourth escaped.
Sargsyan, himself, received a heavy blow to his head and is currently at hospital.
Two of the three killed burglars were the unemployed and previously convicted Kevlishvili (born in 1968) and Rozhdestvensky (born in 1971). The third is yet unidentified.
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