Thursday, March 22, 2018

Barybin assassination organizer sentenced to 13 years in prison

Alexander Sterkhov, the man who allegedly organized the 2011 assassination of Irbit City Legislature Deputy Alexander Barybin, was sentenced to 13 years in prison by the Sverdlovsk regional courts on Thursday.

Sterkhov was charged with arranging a murder after investigators discovered that he contracted local Traffic Police Inspector Anton Gazdeliani to kill Barybin. Gazdeliani received a 14-year sentence in March 2012, Ria Novosti reports.

Officials report that Gazdeliani rigged a tripwire attached to a grenade outside the Irbin politician's home. Upon exiting his home, Barybin detonated the grenade and was hospitalized for two days before succumbing to his injuries.

Sterkhov evaded police until July when he was apprehended by Egyptian authorities and extradited to Russia, according to Ria Novosti.