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Two Uzbekistan citizens sentenced in Penza for plotting compatriot’s murder

16:24 | 18.12.2015 | Incidents

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Penza, 18 December 2015. PenzaNews. Two Uzbekistan citizens – a man, 30, and a woman, 26 – were found guilty of attempting to hire a killer for a wet job in the Penza region and illegal possession of weapon ammunition.

“In April 2015, the police received a report that a woman living in Kaliningrad is looking for a killer for hire to murder a man who lived in the Penza region with his family. The regional Investigative Committee and the police checked the report, which appeared to be correct. The law enforcement quickly established the organizer and the accomplice in the plot, as well as the identity of the planned victim – an Uzbekistan citizen, 42,” Lyudmila Fomina, Senior Assistant of the Head of the Investigative Department of the city Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation, told PenzaNews agency.

As later investigation showed, the man established to be the culprit decided to eliminate his acquaintance due to personal disagreements, she explained.

“To do so, he asked his other acquaintance, a woman he knew very well, to find the hired killer. They promised to pay 250,000 rubles for the job, and prepared the tools for the kill – purchased a gun with ammunition, and a taser. However, the kill was not meant to be, as the police successfully intervened,” she noted.

Lyudmila Fomina added that the man was sentenced to 8 years in maximum security prison colony, while the woman will be spending 5.5 years in a penal colony.

“The sentence has not yet entered into force,” she pointed out.

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