Denis Ten's murders face 20 years in prison
The Almaty Prosecutor office demanded a 20-year sentence for the person accused in the murder of Kazakh figure skater Denis Ten.
The trial began on December 25, 2018. Two men and a woman were charged in a connection to the murder.
Arman Kudaibergenov is charged with theft, robbery and murder, Nuraly Kiyasov with robbery and murder, Zhanar Tolybaeva, who is seven months pregnant, is suspected of failing to report a crime and theft by prior agreement.
Denis Ten, the bronze medalist of the 2018 Sochi Olympics, died in a hospital in Almaty after he had been assaulted by two unidentified suspects ,who were trying to dismount and steal side-mirrors of his car, and sustained a knife stab on July 19, 2018. As a result of the brawl with the suspects, the 25-year-old figure skater was stabbed and taken to a hospital, where he died three hours later despite enormous efforts of the medical staff to save his life.