` Moscow court mitigates sentence in `Bolshoi Ballet’ Acid attack case ‘


#AceWorldNews says that the Moscow City Court on Thursday mitigated the sentence handed down by a lower court in the case over the attack on the Bolshoi Ballet’s artistic director, Sergey Filin, RAPSI reported.

The sentence of the leading Bolshoi Ballet soloist, Pavel Dmitrichenko, was mitigated from 6 to 5.5 years in prison. The sentence on Andrey Lipatov was reduced from 4 to 2 years, and Yuri Zarutsky will serve 9 years in a maximum security penal colony.

The court ordered that Zarutsky must pay 1.5 million rubles ($41,569) in compensation, while Dmitrichenko and Lipatov must make settlements of $33,255 and $8,314 respectively.

Filin sustained third-degree burns to his face and eyes in the acid attack in January 2013.

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