Russian soldier killed 8 fellow servicemen after brutal hazing; jailed for 24.5 years

Last Updated: Thursday, 21 January 2021 (15:52 IST)
Krasnoyarsk: A district in Russia’s sentenced to 24 years and six month of imprisonment for murdering fellow servicemen, a court spokeswoman told Sputnik on Thursday.

The prosecution requested a 25-year sentence.
 
“Twenty-four years and six month in a high-security prison,” the spokeswoman told Sputnik.
 
On October 25, 2019, Shamsutdinov, who was serving his mandatory military term in Russia’s Zabaikalksy region, opened fire on his fellow servicemen, killing eight of them and heavily wounding two others. The conscript pleaded guilty and claimed he could no longer tolerate at the military base. He could face life imprisonment, but the jury found Shamsutdinov guilty yet deserving leniency. (UNI)