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Russian boxer to pay for murder

August 20 2008

Court of the Frunze district of Vladivostok change the preventive punishment Russian boxer Roman Romanchuk, accused of murder - house arrest and appropriate behavior is replaced by a pledge of $ 1 million rubles, RIA Novosti reported on Wednesday a senior assistant to the head the investigation department of the Prosecutor's Office Insurance Primorye Roman Aurora.

Roman Romanchuk, as a result of a quarrel which killed 22-year-old resident of Vladivostok, previously charged with an offense under the first part of Article 105 of the Criminal Code "murder." Sanction this Article is punishable by six to 15 years imprisonment. The conflict between the World Championship silver medalist and two-time European champion in boxing Roman Romanchuk and 22-year-old resident of Vladivostok Oleg Meshkov occurred the morning of July 28 the central square of Vladivostok.

In the midst of a quarrel Meshkov Romanchuk shot from a traumatic gun Osa. Romanchuk had taken weapons from the attackers and shot him in the head. Bags, was hospitalized in critical condition and died two days later. "On Tuesday, the City Hospital where is being treated Romanchuk, held visiting trial. Consequently, due to the severity of the charges were filed in court for the election of the accused a preventive measure in the form of detention.

The court, however, given the state of health of the accused, dismissed the petition. Court changed Romanchuk preventive measure to on his own recognizance on bail of one million rubles, "- said the Roman. According to her, the boxer will continue treatment at a hospital.

At the conclusion of the doctors, he has - a strong brain contusion and concussion. Earlier, coach boxer Mark Melzer said Romanchuk is not guilty, and his actions were motivated by self-defense, as he himself was wounded. In addition, the coach believes that the boxer will have to leave this great sport.

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