The sentence on deputy’s Constantin Tutu murder case was postponed to May 10. According to the Ziarul de Garda, magistrates announced they needed additional studying of the case’s information for sentencing.
In April 2012, in Orhei was a gun-fight. As a result, one person has died and another was hospitalized in serious condition after being beaten. The killed person was identified as Alexei Veretco - a suspected former leader of a criminal group. There was open a criminal case for intentional homicide, but the kickboxing fighter Constantin Tutu was one of the main suspects.
The Ziarul de Garda writes that at the time of the murder, Tutu, who was with a group of more than 12 people, fled from the crime scene with his friends: Ion Corcodel, Vasile Cojocaru, Oleg Pruteanu, Radu Andritco, Dumitru Colomeiciuc AND Alexandru Onisciuc. For each one there were signed the arrest warrants.
In May 2012, when he was put on the wanted list, the judges of the Centre district Court of Chisinau have changed the measure of arrest, but the deputy from the Democratic Party Constantin Tutu was sent initially under house imprisonment and then he was allowed to leave, under the judicial control.
Initially, prosecutors have accused all those involved in murder. But soon Denis Rotaru, the prosecutor of the Exceptional Cases Department of the General Prosecutor's Office, conducting the criminal investigation decided that three of them, including Constantin Tutu, should only be accused of hooliganism. That was after Ion Corcodel admitting his guilt.
The case is examined at the Orhei district Court and the first hearing was three years ago, in March 2013. After several delays related with the fact Tutu became the deputy, the case is final.
The prosecutor Denis Rotaru asked judges to sentence Constantin Tutu to 3 years of imprisonment with suspension. Ion Corcodel, who has admitted his guilt, can be imprisoned for 7 years.