Migrant sentenced to 102 months in prison for mistakenly murdering wrong abuser
Penza, 22 January 2015. PenzaNews. An Uzbekistan citizen who intended to kill his abuser, but mistakenly stabbed another man in Nizhnyaya Elyuzan town of the Penza region in 2014, was sentenced to 8.5 years of imprisonment in a maximum-security penal colony.
“The investigation found that the man was drinking alcohol with his co-villagers on August 17. He had a quarrel with one of the participants, which ended in a fight. After that he went home, but decided to go back and kill the person he had had a fight with. Armed with a knife, the attacker returned to the house of the drunken brawl. In the darkness, he saw the silhouette of a man that looked like his abuser’s. He ambushed the victim and began stabbing him on the chest and stomach, but when the victim cried out, ‘What are you doing?’ the attacker realized made a mistake. He dragged the bleeding man into the yard, where the body was located later,” Yuliya Makarova, Senior Assistant Attorney of Media Relations in the region, informed PenzaNews agency.
She noted that the man fully admitted his guilt.
“The verdict has not entered into force yet, because it was appealed by the convict,” the agency interlocutor explained.