Penza businessman Oleg Totsky sentenced to 2 years in penal colony for fatal accident
Penza, 24 September 2014. PenzaNews. Well-known businessman, chairman of Penza branch of Opora Rossii [Reliance of Russia] Oleg Totsky was sentenced to 2 years of imprisonment in a penal colony for the accident resulting in the death of 21-year-old motorcyclist Marat Sharipov and grievous bodily harm of his 24-year-old passenger Ruslan Yakhin.
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Sentencing took place in Oktyabrsky district court on Wednesday afternoon, September 24.
According to the correspondent of news agency PenzaNews from the courtroom, the prosecution, as earlier, asked for a sentence of three years imprisonment conditionally, and the defense insisted on Oleg Totsky’s innocence.
The court decision has not come into force yet, and may be appealed within 10-day period.
As news agency PenzaNews reported earlier, in the evening, September 14, 2012 Oleg Totsky performing a U-turn in Prospekt Pobedy St in Penza on a Lincoln car collided with Suzuki-250 motorcycle. As a result of the accident the driver of the motorcycle, born 1991, died at the scene, and the passenger was hospitalized with injuries of varying severity.