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Life Sentence Urged For Russian Skinhead Who Killed 15 People

MOSCOW -- The prosecutor in the trial of a Russian skinhead found guilty of killing 15 non-Slavic people asked the judge today to sentence him to life in prison, RFE/RL's Russian Service reports.

The trial is being held at a Moscow city court. Vasily Krivets, the leader of a skinhead group, was found guilty of killing 15 people in Moscow between October 2007 and May 2008.

Those killed included citizens of Azerbaijan, Tajikistan, Turkey, and Uzbekistan.

A second defendant, Dmitry Ufimtsev, was found guilty of participating in five of the murders committed by Krivets. The prosecutor asked that he be sentenced to 23 years in jail.

The jury has already found both men guilty. A decision on their sentences is expected on October 28.