The lawyer asks a night house arrest for Olefir
The defence is asking for a milder pre-trial restraint. The lawyer emphasizes: Olefir was not trying to run away and voluntarily agreed to take a blood test and is willing to cooperate with the investigation. Therefore, they say, there is no need to keep him behind bars until the hearing on the merits.
There is also another argument for a milder pre-trial restriant. Olefir lives with an old mother, has a disability since childhood, has positive characteristics, will provide material assistance to the victims and is willing to participate directly in all investigative activities. Thus, the defense asks to impose on him house arrest for nighttime. Which, de facto, is almost the same as ordinary life.
Also, the defense asks the court to allow him to be released on bail.
Meanwhile, the case was re-classified. At first he was accused under Part 2 of Art.286 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. Now he is tried under Part 3 of Art. 286 of the CCU (ie, accident that caused the death of several persons). This is punishable by imprisonment for 5 to 10 years.
16 July 2018 10:37