A court convicted the 41-year-old Demishkan of taking part in the 2007 murder of Vasyl Kryvozub, a former business partner who was thrown into a Dnipro River canal after his three assailants tied a an iron heating radiator to his back.

When arrested, Demishkan admitted to the murder and showed police where the crime occurred. He later changed his story and was let out of jail on bail.

The court ridiculously decided the murder wasn’t premeditated, despite the fact the victim as kidnapped and tortured for three days leading up to his death.

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