On January 19 of this year, the officials of the 1st office of the 1st office of the Riga regional administration of the State Police, the 1st department, handed over the criminal process for the murder of a pensioner to the prosecutor’s office for the initiation of criminal prosecution.
During the pre-trial investigation, it was established that on June 25, 2023, an argument broke out between a pensioner entering the room and two elderly men during the consumption of alcohol in one of the rooms of the Riga social housing.
During the conflict, the victim was hit and kicked several times, as a result of which she died.
Police officers arrested a man born in 1958, who had previously been punished several times for committing murder, as well as a man born in 1965, who had previously been punished for committing robbery under aggravating circumstances. Both men were remanded in custody by the court during the pre-trial investigation.
Having obtained a sufficient set of evidence, the criminal process was transferred to the Riga Northern Prosecutor’s Office for initiation of criminal prosecution according to Article 117, Paragraph 10 of the Criminal Law for the intentional unlawful killing of another person in a group. Committing a criminal offense prescribed by law is punishable by life imprisonment or deprivation of liberty for a period of 10 to 20 years and with probation supervision for a period of up to three years, with confiscation of property or without confiscation of property.
The State Police reminds that no person is considered guilty until his guilt in committing a criminal offense is proven in accordance with the procedures prescribed by law.