Persons accused of Nika Kvaratskhelia's murder sentenced to 17 and 16 years in prison, respectively

15.04.22 13:30

Persons accused of murdering 22-year-old Nika Kvaratskhelia were sentenced to 17 and 16 years in prison, respectively. More specifically, by the decision of judge Davit Mgeliashvili, accused Ako Chelidze was sentenced to 17 years in prison, while accused Giorgi Kaviladze - 16 years in prison.


The judge found Ako Chelidze and Giorgi Kaviladze guilty of premeditated murder of Nika Kvaratskhelia, as well as illegal purchase, possession and carrying of weapons in group. According to the judge, Chelidze-Kaviladze acted as a group. According to Mgeliashvili, both defendants should be severely punished.


Defendants did not attend the announcement of the verdict. They disagreed with the classifications of the articles. In particular, Ako Chelidze admitted that he had killed Nika Kvaratskhelia, however, according to him, he had no accomplice in the murder and did not buy a weapon together with Giorgi Kaviladze. As for Giorgi Kaviladze, he pleaded not guilty in both articles and stated that he did not know about the murder in advance and that his crime was only not reporting the murder to the police.


For reference, on September 15, 22-year-old Nika Kvaratskhelia was killed with more than 10 shots from a firearm on Anjaparidze Street in Tbilisi. After almost a month of search, Ako Chelidze and Giorgi Kaviladze were arrested in Tskneti, Tbilisi. They were charged with the premeditated murder of Nika Kvaratskhelia and the illegal purchase, possession and carrying of firearms and ammunition. Another person has been arrested in the case, who is accused of not reporting the crime, his/her case is being held separately. Nika Kvaratskhelia worked in the field of technology. He is the founder of the platform Feedc.



source: IPN 

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