Evidence collected by the First Department for Investigation of Major Crimes of the Main Investigation Directorate of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation for the city of Moscow was recognized by the jury as sufficient to adjudicated a verdict of guilty against Mr. Bagaudin Kostoev, Mr. Ali Belkhoroev and Mr.Batyr Tumgoev. Depending on the function of each, they are charged with crimes prescribed in paragraphs «g,h» Part 2 Article 105 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (murder-for-hire, committed by organized group), Part. 3 Article. 30 paragraphs «a,g,h» Part 2 Article 105 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (murder-for-hire attempt committed by organized group), Part 3 Article 222 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (illicit firearm trafficking).
Mr. Shabtai Von Kalmanovich's body with multiple gunshot wounds was found on the afternoon of November 2, 2009 in Moscow on the roadway of Novodevichy proezd in a Mercedes Benz 500. In addition, the driver of the car, a male, born in 1976, was hospitalized from the crime scene; he also received gunshot wounds to the right side of his body. The man survived due to timely medical assistance.
According to the investigation and court, что Mr. Tumgoev explained the alleged route of the victim to his accomplices. After that, the defendants cruized around the city in a silver Lada Priora car without state license plates, driven by Mr. Belkhoroev. When they drew level with the Mercedes Benz 500, Mr. Kostoev opened fire on the car in the Smolenskaya Embankment area. The Investigators subsequently seized 19 shell casings of 9mm from the crime scene.
In June 2019, the defendants of the organized criminal group were identified and detained; this happened due to the joint actions of the Officers of the Main Directorate of Criminal Investigation of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia and the investigative and operational-search activities.
During the preliminary investigation, 30 witnesses were questioned in various regions of the Russian Federation - the Chechen Republic, the Republic of Ingushetia, Arkhangelskaya oblast and other regions. Ballistic, molecular genetics, fingerprint, psychological and psychiatric forensic examinations were carried out; their opinion and conclusion confirm the involvement of the defendants in the Mr. Shabtai von Kalmanovich murder and the attempted murder of his driver.
The jury adjudicated the verdict of guilty against the defendants, so the court will adjudicate its verdict accordingly.