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Road Rage Cop Jailed

A former Moscow police officer was sentenced Wednesday by a Moscow district court to six years in a maximum-security prison for killing a snowplow driver who scratched his car in January, Interfax reported.

The officer, Anatoly Maurin, 39, shot the driver, Vladimir Demidov, 60, in the leg with an air gun, hitting an artery. Demidov bled to death.

Maurin, who was also fined 175,000 rubles ($5,750), pleaded not guilty, calling Demidov’s death an accident, and promised to appeal.

(MT)

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