Muscovite Ekaterina Zaul, who, driving her car, killed five people in the Moscow region in July, was sentenced to eight years in a colony.
This was the term, which prosecutors were seeking for the defendant. The woman was found guilty on p.6 art.264 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation ("violation of traffic rules, committed by a person in a state of alcoholic intoxication, resulting by inadvertence in the death of two or more persons"), RBC reports.
In addition, the Noginsk Town Court of the Moscow region partially satisfied the suit from the relatives of those killed in the accident. The relatives demanded 9,000,000 rubles ($290,000) from Zaul, but the judge ordered to pay 3.5 million rubles to the plaintiffs, Vesti.ru reports.
On July 21, Ekaterina Zauli, while driving her Range Rover vehicle in a drunken state, ran into a group of pedestrians on Biserovsky highway, near Moscow. Five people, including a seven-year-old child, were killed on the spot, said NTV. As the culprit of the accident said, her husband became ill on holiday, and she was rushing to take him to the hospital.