The defense of the Russian actor Mikhail Efremov said that during his time in the colony for a fatal accident, his health condition worsened. Izvestia writes about this in its Telegram channel.
According to the correspondent of the publication from the courtroom, the lawyers said that the 57-year-old artist had to seek medical help with aggravated bronchial asthma.
The defense hopes that the court will soften the sentence, given the state of health of Efremov. The actor himself asked for mercy and leniency, noting that he had time to repent of the tragedy.
In June of this year, it became known that Mikhail Efremov asked the court to mitigate his punishment due to his mental disorder.
The car accident with the participation of the Honored Artist of Russia took place on June 8, 2020 in the center of Moscow. It is known that Efremov was drunk behind the wheel of an SUV. He drove into the oncoming lane and collided with a truck driven by Sergey Zakharov. As a result of the road accident, the driver died. The actor was sentenced to 7.5 years in prison.