The Leninsky District Court of Tyumen sentenced a former employee of the regional investigation department (SU) of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation (TFR) Pavel Shadrin to nine years in a penal colony and deprived him of the special rank of Major of Justice. According to investigators, a drunken man driving a BMW hit and killed two road workers who were crossing the road outside the pedestrian crossing. Speaking with the last word, he fully admitted his guilt and repented.
Court hearings in the case of an employee of the Investigative Committee of the ICR for the Tyumen Region, 34-year-old Major of Justice Pavel Shadrin, accused under paragraph “a” part 6 of Art. 264 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (violation of traffic rules, negligently resulting in the death of two or more persons, by a person in a state of intoxication), lasted eight months. Today, the Leninsky District Court of Tyumen found him guilty and sentenced him to nine years in prison to be served in a penal colony. The court deprived the man of the rank of major and forbade him to drive a car after his release for two years and ten months.
According to investigators, on the night of November 24, 2021 in Tyumen, on the bypass road near st. Fedyuninsky, 54 drunk BMW driver Pavel Shadrin knocked down two road workers crossing the road outside the pedestrian crossing. The men, aged 65 and 35, died on the spot from their injuries.
At the time of the accident, Shadrin was in the service as deputy head of the investigative department of the Investigative Committee of the Tyumen Region. The day after the fatal accident, he was fired. The criminal case initiated by the Tyumen Investigative Committee of the ICR was transferred to the investigation of the Main Investigative Directorate of the ICR, and the head of the department, Alexander Bastrykin, took his investigation under his control.
As local media wrote, during the process, the investigation stated that after the accident, the accused allegedly tried to shift the blame to a fictitious person by asking his passengers to give false testimony.
During the investigation, Pavel Shadrin and his lawyer requested house arrest, but the investigator pointed out that the defendant had a long work experience in law enforcement and extensive connections among the security forces, which means that there were reasons to believe that “he, being at large, will be able to put pressure on eyewitnesses, witnesses, artificially create evidence of one’s innocence and take measures to destroy existing evidence. Before the verdict was announced, Shadrin stayed in the pre-trial detention center.
The public prosecutor requested that the defendant be sentenced to nine and a half years in a penal colony.
In the last word, Pavel Shadrin stated that he fully admits his guilt and repents of his deed. “Not a day goes by that I don’t regret the crime I committed. The dead people can not be returned, words can not help them. I want to be believed that I have truly repented. Each person must be held accountable for their actions and actions according to the law. I have nothing to add. I apologize to everyone who has suffered harm and damage in connection with my actions,” said Pavel Shadrin. It was not possible to find out whether he and his lawyer intend to appeal the court’s decision.