The Moscow City Court will continue on Tuesday the trial of a former police officer who went on a shooting spree in the Russian capital in late April.
Denis Yevsyukov, then a police major, took a taxi to the Ostrov supermarket in southern Moscow shortly after midnight on April 27, where he shot the driver dead, before walking into a store and wounding seven people, one of whom later died. He also attempted to kill four police officers who tried to detain him.
The court will continue questioning some 30 people who are the injured party in the case. Seven people testified on Monday, some of them finding it hard to say it was Yevsyukov who shot them, and others saying they clearly saw him.
Some 46 people are witnesses in the case.
On Monday Yevsyukov, who has been found completely sane and competent to stand trial by a mental examination, partly admitted his guilt.
Yevsyukov's killing spree sent shockwaves through the police force, prompting the dismissals of a number of top police officials. The government has promised to introduce immediate measures, including tightening discipline and staff checks.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev signed last week a decree to streamline the law enforcement structure, in particular ordering staff cuts and instituting the rotation of senior personnel at the Interior Ministry.
MOSCOW, December 29 (RIA Novosti)