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MOSCOW, June 06, 1:05 /ITAR-TASS/. A jury has passed a not-guilty verdict on Vladimir Barsukov (Kumarin) accused of masterminding an assassination attempt on the life of co-owner of the Petersburg oil terminal Sergei Vasilyev in 2006.
The case against Barsukov was reviewed by jurors of Petersburg City Court during a visiting session in Moscow on Thursday.
Barsukov's lawyer Vladimir Chebotaryov told Tass that in passing a not-guilty verdict, jurors had voted 8 - 4. The jury also cleared another two defendants in the case whereas the fourth defendant, Alexander Korkushov, was unanimously found guilty of the crimes he was charged with.
Petersburg City Court's verdict on Barsukov is expected on June 24. Barsukov remains in custody serving a long sentence for another crime.