Father blows himself up in court during murder trial of son’s killer killing himself and injuring 7 others including police officersBy Tanya Clark 12:05 PM November 30, 2017
A father took revenge against his son’s killer by detonating two bombs in a courtroom during a murder trial, according to police in Ukraine.
The Dnipropetrovsk Police Department said that the incident unfolded on Thursday, at around 11:30 a.m., at the Nikopol criminal court.
During a hearing on the facts of the murder, the victim’s father pulled out 2 grenades and blew them up.
The father died at the scene as a result of the explosion.
Three criminal defendants, two police officers, a court officer, and one civilian were seriously injured.
All victims were taken to a hospital.
One of the victims has since died of his injuries.
According to the police investigation, the suicide bomber’s son was murdered during a feud between two drug gangs.
The bomber’s son was driving a car when it was boxed in by other vehicles.
Two people approached the drug dealer and pulled out machine guns.
They opened fire, killing the drug dealer and his friend.
One of the shooters, a 39-year-old man, was later arrested and charged with murder.
He is facing up to 15 years in prison.