Married couple in Aktau sentenced 8 years imprisonment for murdering elderly mother

Almaty. January 23. KazTAG - The Aktau city court found the married couple guilty of intentionally causing serious harm to the health of an elderly mother and leaving her in danger, and sentenced them  eight years imprisonment, reports, citing the court’s press service.
“The defendants were found guilty under part 3 of article 106 (Intentional infliction of grievous bodily harm) and part 3 of article 119 (Leaving in danger) of the Criminal Code of Kazakhstan. The couple will serve their sentences in the institutions of the penitentiary system of medium security," reads the message.
The court sentence has not entered into force.
“The Aktau City Court considered the criminal case against defendants M. and S., who were  staying in their apartment at about 23:30 on May 14, 2018, due to a minor reason both of them hit the elderly woman on her head. Seeing that the woman was knocked down and fell to the floor, they dragged her into the room and laid her on the bed. When the woman  exhausted by violent actions, was on her bed, the woman up came to her, and using her physical domination and holding her mother-in-law with her right hand started reading prayers over her head, based on religious beliefs on May 15," reads the message.
Later, the son of the elderly woman entered the room, who also began to hold his mother by her shoulders with both hands and at the same time squeezing her legs with his knee. As a result of the inflicted grievous bodily harm, the victim died on May 22, 2018.

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