A former US Marine was sentenced Thursday to 9 years in jail in Russia for attacking two Moscow cops who arrested him after he got black-out drunk at a celebration.
University of North Texas pupil Trevor Reed, 28, insisted that he got so tanked final August that he has “no reminiscence of something,” in line with a web site that campaigned for his freedom.
“Trevor was inspired to drink a considerable amount of Vodka and apparently turned inebriated,” the location stated, hinting that he might have additionally been given “different substances with out his information.”
“He has no reminiscence of the night previous ingesting vodka and being requested to toast many occasions,” the Free Trevor Reed website stated of the previous Marine who was in Moscow learning Russian and to be along with his girlfriend.
However, he was handed the hefty sentence in a Russian courtroom after being discovered responsible of endangering the lives of two cops.
He was accused of grabbing the arm of a cop driving the squad automotive after his arrest, inflicting it to swerve into different lanes, in addition to elbowing an officer in the again with him.
Reed’s protection known as the cost in opposition to him fraudulent.
His authorized workforce stated he shouldn’t have been detained in the primary place and that the officers had modified their testimony all through the trial.
The choose stated Reed had induced “psychological and bodily injury” to the cops — whereas Reed condemned the decision as “political,” in line with Agence France-Presse.
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