Estonia school shooter ruled to nine years in prison

Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUA pupil is comforted by his mother after he went out of the school where a teacher was shot dead by a teenager on October 27, 2014 in Viljandi, southern Estonia

Tartu County Court in Estonia sentenced on October 20 a pupil, who shot dead a teacher in Viljandi in 2014, to nine years in prison.

The pupil – 15 at the time – fatally shot teacher Ene Sarap with his father’s handgun during a lesson at the Paalalinna School in Viljandi in October 2014.

ERR reports that others were not harmed and the gunman did not resist arrest, waiting in the classroom until police arrived. Authorities have determined that his father had stored the gun and the ammunition in line with law.

Prosecutor, who insisted on a maximum 10-year sentence for the accused, unveiled that said that during the trial, held behind closed doors, it was determined that the murdered teacher did not provoke the killer and there was nothing to indicate that she had bullied or otherwise harassed him.

Gunman’s lawyer was quoted by the ERR as saying that the defence team would appeal as it «cannot agree with the sentence because it is too lengthy.»


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