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Killer Starovoitova incur legal penalties

February 16 2006

Today, the Russian Supreme Court upheld the appeal against the sentence for the murder of Russian State Duma deputy Galina Starovoitova.

At this time, the defendants Yury Kolchin and Vitaly Akishin participated in the process in a direct video conference from the detention facility "Crosses" in St. Petersburg.

Previously reported that the two defendants in the case, disagreed with the verdict and filed a cassation to the Supreme Court. Recall that the court sentenced Kolchin, recognized as one of the organizers of the technical crimes to 20 years imprisonment, and Akishina, which is one of the direct participants in the murder - to 23.5 years in prison.

State Duma deputy and leader of the Democratic Party of Russia Galina Starovoitova was gunned down Nov. 20, 1998 in her apartment building on the waterfront in St. Petersburg Griboyedov, reports Rosbalt .

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