Investigative Committee insists Caucasian wrestler Mirzayev committed premeditated crime

The Russian Investigative Committee is positive that wrestler Rasul Mirzayev sentenced to restricted freedom and released in the Moscow Zamoskvoretsky District Court room on Tuesday perpetrated a premeditated crime. Mirzayev fatally struck a student who wooed his girlfriend outside a nightclub in August last year.

"From the very beginning, detectives found Mirzayev's crime to be premeditated serious health damage, which caused death through negligence," a source at the Investigative Committee press service told Interfax.

"The legal opinion of the detectives about Mirzayev's deed is unchanged," the source stressed.

Earlier reports said that the court alleviated charges brought against Mirzayev.

The Investigative Committee noted that the case sent to court for hearing its merits was found to be premeditated serious health damage in the bill of indictment endorsed by a prosecutor (Russian Criminal Code Article 111, Part 4).

"Detectives still think that such evaluation of Mirzayev's actions is legally founded," the source said.

It remarked that the law did not give detectives the right to challenge the position of prosecutors or court rulings.

The court sentenced Mirzayev on Tuesday to two years of restricted freedom for causing the death of student Ivan Agafonov through negligence, and released him in the courtroom because he had already served his time in the detention facility.

The prosecutor asked the court to change the charge from premeditated serious health damage (Article 111) to causing death through negligence (Article 109) on Nov. 15.

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