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Prosecutor requests 17-year jail sentence for movie theater shooter

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Nikolajs Zikovs

Prosecutor Jekaterina Kusakova has requested that lawyer Nikolajs Zikovs be sentenced to 17 years in jail for the shooting death of a noted banker in the “Forum Cinemas” theater in February of 2011.

Zikovs has been charged according to the Latvian Criminal Law’s Section 117, Part 3 – murder that endangers the lives of more than one person.

Zikovs shot and killed the head of “Citadele” bank’s Department of Assets and Liabilities Aigars Egle in Riga’s “Forum Cinemas” multiplex on February 19, 2011.

Egle was a father of four children. He was slain in front of his daughter after he reproached the assailant for his loud behavior in the movie theater.

Eyewitnesses claim that during the movie “Black Swan”, Zikovs was loudly eating popcorn and commenting on the movie, not reacting to any objections.

Egle and Zikovs began arguing as they got up to exit after the movie was over. Zikovs then pulled out a gun and fired several shots at Egle. Fellow audience members caught Zikovs as he was trying to flee; he was later handed over to the State Police.

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