Court Find Giorgi Mamaladze Guilty and Sentences him to Deprivation of Liberty for 9 Years

2017-09-05 13:06:59

Today, based on the evidence submitted by prosecution and investigated during the trial hearing, Giorgi Mamaladze has been found guilty of preparing the murder of Shorena Tetruashbili and illegal purchase and storage of firearms and ammunition under Article 18,108 and Article 236 of the Criminal Code of Georgia.
Evidence investigated during the trial confirmed that the head of Property Management Department of Patriarchate of Georgia and the Director General of Saint Joachim and Anne Medical Center of Patriarchate of Georgia, Giorgi Mamaladze plotted to murder the Reporting Secretary of the Patriarch of Georgia, Shorena Tetruashvili, by using a highly toxic poison. On February 2, 2017, the Patriarch of Georgia along with Shorena Tetruashvili and other persons left for Germany to receive medical treatment. In the possible shortest time, Giorgi Mamaladze purchased 0.8740g powder containing sodium cyanide, intended to be used for murdering Shorena Tetruashvili. On February 10, 2017, before the departure for Germany, Giorgi Mamaladze was arrested at Tbilisi International Airport, and during the examination of his baggage, secretly kept poisonous substance sodium cyanide was seized, intended to be a murder weapon.
In addition to the aforesaid, Giorgi Mamaladze illegally purchased a handmade 9x18 firearm similar to Walther-PP, without a serial number and ammunition (6 units of 9mm cartridges for the said firearm) in circumstances unknown to the investigation. On February 10, 2017, during the search of Giorgi Mamaladze’s residential apartment located at 5, Batumi Street, Tbilisi, the said firearm and ammunition kept illegally by him were seized.
Giorgi Mamaladze was charged under Article 18, 109§3(c) (preparation of murder for self-interest) and Article 236 (2) (illegal purchase and storage of firearms and ammunition) of the Criminal Code of Georgia.
Tbilisi City Court re-qualified the charges brought against Giorgi Mamaladze and found him guilty of preparation of murder under Article 18, 108 of the Criminal Code of Georgia and sentenced him to deprivation of liberty for a term of 9 years, as a type and size of penalty. Additionally, Giorgi Mamaladze was found guilty of illegal purchase and storage of firearms and ammunition under Article 236 (2) of the Criminal code of Georgia was sentenced to deprivation of liberty for a term of 2 years, as a type and size of penalty. Ultimately, Giorgi Mamaladze was sentenced to deprivation of liberty for a term of 9 years.
After the receipt of the motivational part, prosecution will appeal against the Court’s Judgement in the reasoning part.