On Thursday the Moscow district military court has interrogated the investigator of the Investigative Committee of Russia Marina Molodtsova. She was part of the investigation team into the murder of politician Boris Nemtsov, and participated in the appointment of ballistics.
Experts have compared six shell casings found at the scene of death — the Big Moskvoretsky bridge and some bullets found in the house of the mother of the alleged killer Zaur Dadaev in Ingushetia. They found four shell casings and bullets were released on one plant.
But in court the lawyers for the defendants questioned the results of this examination. They insisted that the resolution on appointment of complex forensic examination refers to the examination of shell casings investigators. This means that was found at the crime scene casings to be printed and could be even someone tampered with.
The lawyers requested to subpoena the Chairman of the TFR Igor Krasova and question on this issue. The judge granted the motion on 18 October on Tuesday. As a result, the court Krasnov waited two days, but in the process he never showed up.
To answer questions prosecutors and lawyers the investigator had Molodtsova, which was part of the investigation team and helped to compile a resolution on the appointment of ballistics.
Standing in the witness box, she insisted that before sending the materials to the experts of the envelope with the shell casings no one has printed. But an indication in the decision that was inspected is a technical error. “I inspected not shell casings, but only of the envelope” — insisted Molodtsova. She insisted that only the felt liner using the envelope, using rubber gloves.
Also by the investigation in the act of the inspection envelope. “But why this act appeared in the case only now?” — surprised the lawyers.
Defenders insisted that all of these explanations do not exclude the possibility that the liner could be tampered with before sending them for examination and asked to exclude the examination of evidence. But this was denied.
“Presented by the sleeve is not in doubt about where and when they were seized”, — summed up the judge.
Nemtsov was killed late in the evening of February 27, 2015 on the Big Moskvoretsky bridge, when he returned home with his companion Anna Duritskaya from the restaurant. The killer had a series of shots, and then disappeared, presumably by car ZAZ Chance.
Less than a week, police arrested five people: a former soldier of the battalion “North” Zaur Dadaev, his relatives brothers Anzor and Shadid Gubarevich, and also their friends Temirlan eskerhanova and Khamzat Bagaeva. Another alleged accomplice of Beslan Shavanov were killed during the arrest, and the alleged customer — Ruslan mukhutdinov, who was a driver zamkomandira battalion Ruslan Eremeev, is wanted.
After the arrest of Dada and the other accused have given grateful evidences. In particular, the Dada pointed out that organized crime helped them a Chechen “Rusik”, who rode on a Mercedes ML with the number 007. But then they refused to confess and said that gave the first testimony under torture.
In early October MOVS started the consideration of the case. The process continues with the participation of jurors, since all the defendants deny guilt and hope for a verdict of acquittal.