Kazakhstan diplomats in the U.S. have hired a new lawyer for Denyakins family and requested to review the court’s ruling, Novyi Vestnik
The trial on the murder of Karaganda resident Kirill Denyakin will reopen again. “Right now this is all that we know. I don’t even know what we should do now. But I understand that we will need the money. Supposedly, the embassy allocated some money to hire the lawyer who will be able to lodge an appeal in time. Some other work has to be done as well,” Kirill’s mother Yelena Denyakina said.
According to her, the civil and the criminal cases are currently reviewed by the U.S. Department of Justice. The ruling will be announced within a month.
26-year-old Kirill Denyakin, residing in Portsmouth under Work and Travel program and working as a cook in a hotel, was shot dead on April 23, 2011 by police officer, who took him for a robber and dubbed the unarmed cook with 11 bullets.
On February 10, American court failed to find any reasons to bring police officer Stephen Rankin to criminal liability ruling out that his actions were not illegal and the shooting was a necessity. The family claimed $22 million from the Portsmouth police in damages, but the civil court excluded it from compensation. Kazakhstan Foreign Ministry stated that it would carefully look into the possible solutions, fighting for justice.