Vladikavkaz mayor’s murderer sentenced to 20 years in prison

Alexander Jussoyev, murderer of 8 people, including Vladikavkaz Mayor
Vitaly Karayev and Vice-Premier of the local government Kazbek
Pagiyev, has been sentenced to 19 years and 6 months of prison by the
Supreme Court of North Ossetia today, RIA Novosti reports.


Jussoyev will spend 15 years in prison and the rest at a penal colony.
The imprisonment terms start from April 1, 2009, the arrest day. The
assailant was accused of breaking 17 articles of the Russian Criminal
Code, he was to spend 80 days in prison. Judge Stanislav Balikoyev
merged the punishments together.


Jussoyev was pardoned on a set of violations. His case has been
considered since October 2010. Jussoyev admitted his guilt. A special
process was organized.


Jussoyev joined an organized criminal group in July 2008. They killed
the Vladikavkaz administration head, the former deputy government
chairman and his driver in December 2008. He also attacked police
officers, including a criminal police chief and the head of the
operative search group. Jussoyev is suspected of banditism and
murdering 8 people.

Vladikavkaz Mayor Vitaly Karayev was killed by a sniper near his house
on November 26, 2008.


Deputy Chairman of the North Ossetian government Kazbek Pagiyev was
killed on December 31, 2009, when driving out of his yard.


Three other assailants involved in the case were sentenced as well.
The suspected organizer of the criminal group, Oleg Gagiyev, will be
on trial. His process will start in the military court of
Rostov-on-Don. His lawyer, Alan Bagrayev, said he protested against
the military court.

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