GUMRI, Armenia (RFE/RL) — An Armenian court has finished hearings in the high-profile case of a Russian soldier accused of killing an Armenian family of seven.
A court in the northwestern city of Gumri ruled on August 19 that the verdict of Russian Army Private Valery Permyakov will be announced on August 23.
Permyakov, who previously pleaded guilty, waived his right for a final statement in the courtroom before his verdict’s pronouncement.
On August 12, the prosecutor in the process demanded a life sentence for Permyakov.
On January 12, 2015, six members of the Avetisian family were found dead in their house, including a 2-year-old girl. All the victims were shot or stabbed to death.
A 6-month-old boy who was seriously wounded died a week later.