The court upheld the verdict of the Nizhni Novgorod, convicted for the shooting of his wife


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NIZHNY NOVGOROD, June 30 — RIA Novosti. The court of appeal upheld a sentence to the inhabitant of the Nizhny Novgorod region, was sentenced to 19 years for the murder of his wife and attempted murder of her father, said Bogorodsky city court.

According to the court, in November 2015, the 55-year-old man in a state of alcoholic or narcotic intoxication, armed with a hunting rifle, entered the house where relatives were his wife and teenage daughter, and three close relative of the spouse, including another child. The man in focus shot his wife, from his injuries the woman died on the spot. Then the man shot the father-in-law, hitting him in the hand. After this, the convict shot the remaining ammo on property in the house. The sister of the deceased children at this time came out on the street through the window.

During the investigation the man guilty of committing crimes denied, explaining that to kill the relatives did not want, and regards the incident as a tragic accident. To answer the question of why he opened fire, the man found it difficult.

The court in 2015, found the man guilty of murder and attempted murder, and illegal penetration into dwelling and intentional damage of another’s property and sentenced him to 19 years ‘ imprisonment in a correctional colony of strict regime.

Bogorodsky city court on Thursday said that the appeal of the defendant’s plea rejected, sentence upheld.

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