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Two Moscow Market Bombers Found Guilty of Another Murder

RIA Novosti

15:00 05/04/2012 MOSCOW, April 5 (RIA Novosti) - A jury at the Moscow City Court found two convicts, serving a life sentence for participating in the 2006 bombing of Moscow's Cherkizovsky Market that killed 14 people, guilty of murdering a Korean citizen, the RAPSI news agency reported on Thursday.

In 2008, a jury in the Moscow City Court found eight defendants guilty of bombing Moscow’s Cherkizovsky Market in August 2006. Four of them, including defendants Nikolai Korolev and Oleg Kostarev, were sentenced to life in prison. According to the Russian Criminal Code, a jury decision is irreversible. In 2008, a new accusation of murder was brought against Korolev and Kostarev and another criminal case was opened.

The defendants were given a 15 year prison sentence for the additional crime in addition to the previous life sentence.

According to prosecutors, in May 2006 Korolev and Kostarev as part of an organized group murdered a Korean citizen in Moscow. “A three-man gang led by Korolev stabbed the victim seven times and punched and kicked him nine times, he died 30 minutes later,” the prosecutor said.

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