The trial of Yanis Sarkisov, who is accused in Zaruhi Petrosyan's murder, took place at the First Instance Court of Masis region on the 16th of March. As a reminder, 20-year-old Zaruhi Petrosyan's husband has beaten her to death. At the very beginning the Defense attorney, Zhora Harutyunyan, suggested to have a closed-door trial. However, the court denied the suggestion, as the interests of justice require a public trial.
Afterwards, the Defense attorney announced that he refused from his right of active participation at the trial and preferred a passive stance. Since that moment the defendant refused to answer the questions directed to him.
Today the main witnesses were examined. The testimony of the accused Yanis Sarkisov was announced, and then the victim's legal successor, Hayastan Petrosyan, as well as Zaruhi Petrosyan's friend Asya Zaqaryan, and her neighbor Haykush Apoyan were interrogated.
Yanis Sarkisov's mother, Lilia Sarkisova, didn't give testimony, as she had refused of doing it and wasn't included in the list of witnesses.
The next trial will take place on the 28th of March, at 12:00.