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Nerijus Bilevičius was sentenced to life imprisonment

Nerijus Bilevičius was sentenced to life imprisonment
04.07.2017

Judge Laisvydas Zederštremas of the Criminal Case Division of the Regional Court of Šiauliai issued a ruling today in the case of Nerijus Bilevičius, who was sentenced to life imprisonment for murder in the court of the Kingdom of Sweden.

The ruled to admit the February 8th, 2016 ruling of the Kingdom of Sweden Gota Court of Appeal and implement the Courts decision in the Republic of Lithuania.

The Regional Court of Šiauliai decided to harmonize the ruling of the Kingdom of Sweden Gota Court of Appeal (life imprisonment provided for in the 1st par of the 3rd article of the Criminal Code of the Kindgom of Sweden) with the Criminal Code of the republic of Lithuania. Therefore the District Court of Šiauliai left the same ruling for Nerijus Bilevičius, born on 3rd of March, 1980 – life imprisonment. The sentence will be carried out in prison.

The Regional Court of Šiauliai decided, that he committed a criminal act foreseen in the paragraphs 2 and 6 of the 2nd part of the 129th article of Criminal Code of the Republic of Lithuania and it was qualified as a murder of a person in a helpless state in particularly cruel manner.

The ruling of the Regional Court of Šiauliai will come into force on the day of its adoption and it is not open to appeal.

The copy of the decision will immediately be sent to the sentenced Nerijus Bilevičius.