In the Krasnodar regional court, the jury returned a guilty verdict in a criminal case concerning 33-the summer inhabitant of Slavyansk-on-Kuban Nicholas Box. He is an accomplice of armed robbery, in which criminals took hostage a young child and subjected him to torture.
Nicholas Box was part of a gang headed by Armen Vardanyan. In April 2008 the bandits made in Slavyansk-on-Kuban the attack on the house of a young woman entrepreneur, according to the official website of the regional Prosecutor’s office.
Believing that the victim kept a large sum of money, the attackers “organized surveillance and gathered information about the tenants of her house”. In the end, they concluded that nobody will be able to resist.
APR 19, 2008 about 5:00 the criminals who hid their faces behind masks, entered through unlocked window of the home business lady. “The attackers beat the victim, her elderly mother and brother and threatened with homemade guns, rifles and knives, demanded the transfer of values and money,” – said in a press release.
To further intimidate the family, the criminals “got out of bed four year old son of the victim, using violence, put on his head a plastic bag and stuck it into his neck the knife”.
Fearing for his life and health, and also for the life and health of their loved ones, the lady of the house gave the men all the money and valuables totaling more than 193 thousand rubles.
The detainee later Nicholas Box was charged with part 2 of article 209 (“Participation in a stable armed group (gang) and it committed the attack”) and paragraph “a” of part 4 of article 162 (“the Robbery made with a use of weapons and objects used as a weapon, with illegal penetration into dwelling, an organized group”) of the criminal code.
“Despite the active opposition of the party of protection, the denial of the defendants guilt, the public Prosecutor of edge has provided enough evidence and convinced a jury of involvement in Nicholas Box to commit these crimes, after which the panel returned a guilty verdict,” – said the Prosecutor’s office.
Debate of the parties on the discussion of the consequences of the verdict will take place October 12, 2016.
Other members of the gang were convicted in 2011. They were sentenced to long terms of imprisonment.