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Man charged and arrested for killing woman for using loudspeaker in Moscow

January 28, 2016, 17:12 UTC+3 MOSCOW

"I thought it was a man and I only wanted to scare him," the suspect said

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MOSCOW, January 28. /TASS/. A Moscow court has arrested a 58-year-old man who shot a woman dead for using a loudspeaker as he was irritated by the noise, the court said on Thursday.

On January 26, Sergey Galakhov shot his hunting rifle at the 25-year-old saleswoman for using a loudspeaker in the street. The woman worked as a promoter.

After being arrested, Sergey Galakhov admitted his guilt, telling the court the incident was "a tragedy."

"I thought it was a man and I only wanted to scare him," Galakhov said. "I did not want to kill the woman, I shot because of the stress, the loudspeaker irritated me."

The court ruled to arrest Galakhov till March 26 for further investigation. He may face up to 15 years in prison.

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