Rossoshansky did not admit his guilt, but the court came to the conclusion that the guilt of Rossoshansky in committing the premeditated murder of Nozdrovskaya with particular cruelty was irrefutably proven.
The court recognized Yuri Rossoshansky guilty of the murder in late 2017 of human rights activist Irina Nozdrovska and sentenced him to 15 years in prison.
As an UNIAN correspondent reports, the jury of the Shevchenkovsky District Court of Kyiv made the corresponding decision today.
During interrogation at previous meetings, Rossoshansky did not admit his guilt, but, according to the court, his previous testimony and the testimony of witnesses testify to guilt.
“Assessing the evidence …, the court concludes that … the commission and guilt of the accused Rossoshansky in committing the premeditated murder of Nozdrovskaya with particular cruelty … have been irrefutably proven,” the judge presiding in the case noted.
So, Rossoshansky inflicted several stab wounds to Nozdrovskaya in the neck, dragged her body to the river, undressed and left there, and then burned things.
At the same time, Rossoshansky’s version that law enforcement officers forced him to testify about his own guilt after the arrest was not confirmed.
Also, the court did not find circumstances mitigating the punishment, however, the circumstance that weighs him, recognized the commission of a crime while intoxicated.
“… To find the accused Rossoshansky guilty of committing a crime under paragraph 4, part 2, article 115 of the Criminal Code, according to which he should be sentenced to 15 years in prison. change,” the statement said.
The term of serving the sentence will be counted from the moment Rossoshansky was actually detained – from January 8, 2018.
The court also ruled to recover UAH 4 million from Rossoshansky in favor of the victims.
The verdict can be appealed within 30 days.
The murder of Irina Nozdrovskaya – what is known
On January 1, 2018, the body of 38-year-old Nozdrovskaya, a resident of the village of Demidov, Vyshgorod district, Kyiv region, who disappeared on December 29, 2017, was found in a local river.
Nozdrovskaya was in charge of the death of her sister Svetlana Sapatinskaya, who was hit by a car in September 2015 by the nephew of the ex-head of the Vyshgorod District Court Dmitry Rossoshansky.
January 8, 2018 on suspicion of the murder of Nozdrovska detained the father of Dmitry Rossoshansky – Yuri Rossoshansky. In August, the case against Yuri Rossoshansky was sent to court. The case is heard by a jury.
However, the parents and daughter of the human rights activist are convinced that Rossoshansky did not kill Nozdrovskaya himself, and that other people were involved in the murder.
On September 1, 2020, the Shevchenkovsky District Court of Kyiv examined the materials of the covert investigative actions in the case about the murder of Nozdrovska. In particular, the court heard records of a conversation between Rossoshansky and Andrei Nebitov, who at that time headed the criminal police department of the Kiev region. According to these records, Rossoshansky agreed with the police that his actions would be qualified as a murder in the heat of passion. Rossoshansky personally thanked Nebytov for this arrangement. During the court session, Alexei Tsybenko, Rossoshansky’s lawyer, stated that these NSRD materials were inadmissible, since there was allegedly no court permission for Nebytov to conduct NSRD with Rossoshansky in a pre-trial detention center.
An examination was also examined, which did not confirm that at the time of the murder of Nozdrovskaya, Rossoshansky was in a state of passion.