A Belarusian teenager was sentenced to 15 years in prison Friday after attacking people at a mall with a chainsaw and an axe in Minsk. He killed one woman in the process.
It’s the maximum term that can be given to a minor in Belarus, much to the disapproval of the victims’ relatives, according to Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL).
Police arrested Ulad Kazakevich Oct. 8 for using a chainsaw and axe to assault four women in the shopping mall. One women was able to flee, two were injured and another was killed.
Kazakevich, who originally pleaded guilty, was given his punishment after being found guilty of attempted murder and murder with extreme violence, among other crimes.