According to Interpressnews’ lawyer, the detainee will presumably be charged tomorrow, October 24.
“I met with the defendant yesterday. His position is that he had no intention of harming anyone. He had no intention of trying to kill, not just trying to kill, but harming. It’s just that when they were going to apply a series of coercive measures against him and his life and health were in danger, everyone knows what happened then … Whether he had this hand grenade or took it away from those people, I don’t know yet. At this stage, I will refrain from more specifics, so as not to interfere with the investigation. Both the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the alternative investigation, which is conducted by the defense side and collects a number of materials. I can categorically say that he had no motive and intent to commit a crime. His actions were due to saving his own life and health. My client has no idea what motive moved these people. There was no person in conflict with him, and he had no opposition. These were unknown persons,” said lawyer Giorgi Bardavelidze.
For reference, employees of the Ministry of Internal Affairs detained one person on the fact of an attempted murder that took place on Lagidze Street in Tbilisi. According to the department, the defendant had a mutual quarrel with four people on Lagidze Street, during which he threw a hand grenade in their direction, as a result of which three people were injured. According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs, L.M., born in 1987, who was convicted in the past, was detained in hot pursuit on charges of attempted premeditated murder under aggravated circumstances and illegal acquisition, storage, and carrying of an explosive device. The crime carries a punishment of 16 to 20 years in prison or indefinitely.
It is also reported that 3 people were injured as a result of the explosion: L.B., born in 1994, G.A., born in 1991, and G.Z., born in 1983. All three are receiving appropriate medical care at the hospital. The investigation is underway under Articles 19-109 and 236 of the Criminal Code of Georgia.