Chairman of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation Alexander Bastrykin instructed to open an investigation into an offence under Part 2 of Article 105 of the Criminal Code of Russia (murder of a minor) in relation to the death of minor Ivan Krapivin.
During the launched and processed criminal cases related to the death of Vanya Krapivin, the investigation will give a strict legal evaluation to actions of Roman Pronin who beat the boy and to actions of other persons if they will be recognised as offences.
Roman Pronin is currently serving a 14.5 year sentence for attempted murder of two persons. According to the law in effect, the punishment for an attempted crime cannot exceed three quarters of a maximum sentence or size of the strictest punishment. Regarding the death of Vanya Krapivin, Pronin’s actions will be recognised by the investigation as a fully committed offence. In this case, the Article provides for a heavier punishment up to a life sentence.
Official spokesperson for the Investigative Committee of Russia S. Petrenko