BORDER GUARD CHELAKH RULED SANE - LAWYER
Almaty. July 27. Interfax-Kazakhstan - Border guard Vladislav Chelakh accused of killing his fellow servicemen has been found competent to stand trial, Chelakh's lawyer Tulegen Berlikozhanov told Interfax-Kazakhstan on Friday.
"Yesterday evening I was shown the results of the psychiatric examination, which found my client competent," the lawyer said.
As reported, on May 30 a border patrol unit from the Sary Bokter border post found the building of the Arkankergen post to be destroyed by fire. Fourteen of the fifteen personnel and a game warden, who lived in a nearby lodge, were dead.
The fifteenth border guard from Arkankergen, Vladislav Chelakh, was later found alive. He confessed to murdering his fellow servicemen and the game warden.
According to the investigation team, Chelakh could not give a clear motive for his crime.
On Wednesday Chelakh's lawyer Tulegen Berlikozhanov said his client had retracted his initial confession and said he did not kill his service mates.