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MOSCOW, June 20 (Itar-Tass) - Moscow City Court on Thursday will review the appeal against the verdict for student Alexandra Lotkova, convicted for shooting and injuring two persons in a metro incident, a lawyer said.
"Our appeal will be considered at 10:00, Moscow time, on June 20," Lotkova's lawyer Alexei Parshin told Itar-Tass.
The lawyer asked to overturn the verdict by the Tverskoi district court as illegitimate and unsubstantiated. He believes her sentence is too severe.
Earlier, Moscow's Tverskoi court sentenced Plekhanov Institute student Alexandra Lotkova to three years in a general regime penitentiary.
A conflict broke out between two groups of young people overnight to May 26, 2012. Lotkova insisted that her friends had been provoked to a fight by three hooligans and that she had to protect herself and her friends.
After examining the version of the defendant and her lawyers claiming necessary defense, the court ruled that it was far-fetched, citing that there was no evidence that injured party Kurbanov had used a knife or other weapon against her.
On that day, Lotkova was on the platform of the Tsvetnoi Bulvar metro station. Her acquaintance approached her and said their mutual friend Kvorostov had been physically hurt in a conflict with Ivan Belousov and Ibragim Kurbanov.
"Having received no confirmation about the circumstances of the conflict, on the ground of personal enmity and intending to cause harm to Belousov and Kurbanov, she fired two shots from her 9mm Streamer-2014 pistol at Belousov and one at Kurbanov, thereupon she fled the scene of crime," the verdict said.
Lotkova was found guilty under Article 111, Part 1 of the penal code /malicious infliction of serious harm to health/.