The state of health of actor Mikhail Efremov, who provoked a fatal road accident in the center of Moscow, may affect the execution of the sentence, said lawyer Alexander Pochuev.
According to the lawyer, there is a list of serious illnesses that exclude being in custody.
The lawyer stressed that this does not mean that the defendant will completely escape punishment. Its performance can be postponed until complete recovery. Pochuev believes that Efremov’s illness can delay the case, since he will not be able to participate in court hearings.
“I would not say that this is a method of defense, since Efremov’s condition is an obvious consequence of the emotional and psychological stress that resulted from the persecution,” the lawyer is quoted by Vechernyaya Moskva.
On August 11, the next court hearing was supposed to take place in the case of an accident with the participation of the artist, but it was postponed to August 12 at 10:00 am, as Efremov was taken from the courtroom in an ambulance.
According to the Izvestia correspondent, when Efremov was brought to the Presnensky Court of Moscow, the artist was not able to walk on his own, so the bailiffs pulled the actor out of the car. Efremov barely climbed the stairs, dragging his right leg behind him. An ambulance appeared 10 minutes later. Later it became known that the actor was diagnosed with an ischemic attack.
According to investigators, on the evening of June 8, at the Garden Ring, Efremov drove a Jeep Grand Cherokee into the oncoming lane and collided with a Lada driven by an online store courier Sergey Zakharov, who later died in hospital. Efremov is under house arrest, he faces from five to 12 years in prison. Initially, he pleaded guilty, but then the defense changed tactics.