Today, the Judge of the Court of General Jurisdiction of Shengavit Administrative District Aleksander Azaryan publicized the verdict on the case on shooting after the offending words “She’s gorgeous but he’s useless.”
According to the indictment, the defendants were found guilty, but were released under amnesty
Punishment for Armen Grigoryan should be appointed for a term of 1 year and a fine.
Hamlet Manukyan was found guilty of organization group activities violating public order and their active participation in group actions, his punishment should be appointed for a period of 6 months.
Gagik Apresyan was found guilty under the same article, and his punishment should be appointed for a period of 1 year.
According to the RA NA Decision of 3 October 2013, on announcing amnesty on the occasion of the 22nd anniversary of the RA Independence punishment will not be applied for all three.
Details of the case
According to the indictment defendant Armen Grigoryan was walking with his wife on Baghramyan Street on February 9 last year, when Hamlet Manukyan and Gurgen Goletsyan coming in the opposite direction made offensive expressions towards him and his wife: “She’s gorgeous but he’s useless”.
Laura Vardanyan had testified in the court saying “One of them passed by touching me.”
Armen Grigoryan could not tolerate this insult and took the phone numbers of the young men. After an hour he and his two brothers met the young men in the same place, argued with them, which ended with beating each other.
After some time, avengeful Hamlet Manukyan, Aram Goletsyan, Gagik Aperyan, Hamlet Hakobyan, Arman Chatinyan and non-identified some others found out Armen Grigoryan`s home address, and on February 10 at around 02:00 they went there where made threats of violence against Armen Grigoryan and came up with sexual blasphemy for 20 minutes, violated public order and committed hooliganism.
The situation ended up with Armen Grigoryan coming out of his home and shooting with illegal firearms first in the air, and then to the ground which resulted in the bullet accidentally hitting Gagik Aperyan standing next to the “Vaz 2121” car causing him an average injury.
Charges were raised against not only Armen Grigoryan based on the Criminal Code articles on unintended causing an average injury to another person and keeping and using an illegal firearms, but also against Hamlet Manukyan and Gagik Aperyan. Hamlet Manukyan is charged with hooliganism organized with a group of other people. And Gagik Aperyan has been charged with violating public order and making inappropriate expressions towards Armen Grigoryan and his family members.
The case was investigated by the court for about 1 year and a month.