Russia’s NHL stars Radulov, Zaitsev summoned to national squad for 2017 IIHF ChampionshipSport April 24, 13:50
Lavrov notes anti-Russia sanctions brought up during talks with MogheriniRussian Politics & Diplomacy April 24, 13:46
Armenia remembers 1915 genocide victimsWorld April 24, 13:28
Russia’s seaborne air defense system to receive three types of missilesMilitary & Defense April 24, 13:09
Press review: Le Pen-Macron duel and Western-style populism in RussiaPress Review April 24, 13:00
Attorney says no attempts from Trump administration to contact SnowdenWorld April 24, 12:59
Re-enactment of WWII Battle of Berlin staged in MoscowSociety & Culture April 24, 12:37
Testing of Russian air defense system Vityaz to be completed by 2017Military & Defense April 24, 12:31
Moscow interested in restoring ties with EURussian Politics & Diplomacy April 24, 11:51
MOSCOW, March 1 (Itar-Tass) — A Petersburg court sentenced a 39-year-old taxi driver to life imprisonment for the murder of seven passengers and dozens of robberies, spokesman for the Investigative Committee Vladimir Markin told Itar-Tass.
Agaron Galstyan has been found guilty under Criminal Code articles on “murder of two or more persons, robbery, malicious infliction of grave harm to health, theft of documents and theft,” Markin said.
“In the period from April 2005 through March 2008, Galstyan, plying for hire in St.Petersburg and Leningrad region, selected citizens in a state of alcoholic intoxication, invited them under a decent pretext to drink a cup of coffee with him in which he put neuroleptic drugs, including azaleptin,” the spokesman said.
The taxi driver then took the poisoned passengers to desolate places to rob and dump them in the street. “The investigator ascertained that the taxi driver had committed seven murders, 26 robberies, and nine thefts of documents,” Markin noted.
Galstyan’s crimes caused a public outcry in Russia’s second largest city. “Personnel of the investigation department, together with police of St.Petersburg and the Leningrad region carried out tremendous work at highly professional level in order to detain Galstyan,” he stated.