The Court of General Jurisdiction of Tavush region continued the judicial examination of the case of Lyuks Stepanyan`s murder. Prior to the beginning of the court sitting judge Zoya Zakinyan strictly demanded to keep order during the court sitting and warned that even in case of a slight whisper she would apply sanctions and invite out of the court hall. Lyuks Stepanyan`s father who had been forbidden to be present at the court sessions during one of the previous ones, voluntarily left the court hall.
Defense speech was delivered by defendant Davit Khachatryan`s attorneys. Before the defense speech, advocate Yerem Sargsyan presented two solicitations to the court. He requested to resume the judicial examination and set a judicial-psychological examination for the defendant Davit Khachatryan, that his defendant acted being in a condition of severe mental confusion – affect. The Court decided to postpone the discussion of the solicitation and come back to it while making the final judicial act. The second solicitation followed on making an additional examination of the place of the incident. This solicitation was also postponed by judge Zakinyan.
Defense speech lasted 4 hours.
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Public correspondent Vahagn Tamrazyan