The General Prosecutor’s Office of Georgia has launched criminal proceedings against five people on charges of premeditated murder under aggravating circumstances of Giorgi Shakarashvili, a 19-year-old football player. The charged persons face from 13 to 17 years imprisonment.
It became known at the briefing held at the Prosecutor’s Office. Reportedly, Shakarashvili was chased by 5 people, severely beaten and thrown into the Aragvi River. Twelve other persons are put criminally responsible into the same case on charge of the organization of violence in a group that envisages prison terms from 4 to 10 years.
Giorgi Shakarashvili was killed following a conflict that began at a birthday party in Mtskheta town on June 18. Shakarashvili went missing while at a friend’s birthday party in Mtskheta, a town outside of Tbilisi, early on June 19. His dead body was found in the river Aragvi after a four-day search, on June 22.
Georgian General Prosecutor’s Office on July 18 published the conclusion of expertise conducted on corpse of Giorgi Shakarashvili, 19-year-old football player, based on which asphyxia by drowning in water caused Shakarashvili’s death.
The expertise also concluded that the dead body had been inflicted multiple injuries before death by a flat object.