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"Krasnogorsk shooter" case not to be terminated until all circumstances of crime found

October 24, 2015, 11:28 UTC+3 MOSCOW
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MOSCOW, October 24. /TASS/. The criminal investigation of the "Krasnogorsk shooter" [businessman Amiran Georgadze] case will not be terminated until all the circumstances and the reasons for the crime are found, Russian Investigative Committee spokesman Vladimir Markin said Saturday.

He noted that the current legislation does not allow terminating a criminal case due to the death of the accused, and if his relatives insist on judicial examination.

"The criminal investigation continues. Termination of the investigation upon the death of Georgadze is out of the question until the investigators establish the circumstances and causes of the crimes committed," he noted.

"Moreover, the current legislation does not allow us, even after completion of the investigation, to discontinue the criminal case in due to the death of the accused, if his relatives insist on judicial proceedings," Markin added.

On October 23 a body of a man who is believed to be Amiran Georgadze, a businessman from Krasnogorsk near Moscow missing since Monday after the murder of two municipal officials, was found on Friday at a private dacha near the village of Timoshkino by the dacha’s owner.

Amiran Georgadze, who has been dubbed the Krasnogorsk shooter, shot dead First Deputy Mayor of the Krasnogorsk district, Yuri Karaulov, right in the latter man’s office on Monday, October 19.

After that he killed Georgy Kotlyarenko, the head of the Krasnogorsk power distribution grids.

While getting away from the investigators, Georgadze also killed an occasional eyewitness. A body of his business partner was found in his house later on.

As of that moment, Georgadze was placed on a federal wanted list. Investigators promised a bounty of a million rubles for information about him.

On Thursday, a district court in Moscow issued an authorization to arrest Georgadze's driver, Shota Elizbarashvili, those is suspected of complicity in the murder of four people.

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