Ex Russian prison official kills self in Moscow courtroom after he was sentenced to 3 years for corruption`

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This is what Russians call a win win situation.

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Handy for him that the pistol happened to be left in his cell. I do hope none of the guards gets in trouble.

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In Russia, you kill cancer.

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Or how he managed to shoot himself sixteen times.

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In a related story, In Russia, defendants are allowed to bring guns into courtrooms.

According to the fine print, said guns can only be used for suicidal purposes. Any use of guns to harm anyone else will lead to additional charges and trial delays.

Drat, you beat me to it!

An ex-prison official with cancer. Given his supposed familiarity with how illnesses are handled in Russian prisons, he may have felt a great need to expedite things and in as painless fashion as possible.

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That was my thought. Not only would he know what conditions were like but it it just possible some of the other prisoners might take a bit of revenge.

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