The Georgian Prosecutor General’s Office filed charges on Monday against a foreign citizen for coercion and attempted premeditated murder in Tbilisi. According to Tbilisi’s Klein & Pantsulaia law firm, representing the suspect, attorney Daniel Klein stated, “One of the factors to consider is the mental state and the defendant’s intention, as it seems the accused did not have the intention to kill. This will be decided later by the courts.” Klein further mentioned, “In terms of gender intolerance, our client had a normal relationship with his wife and child, sharing a peaceful meal just before the incident.”
The incident involved the assailant attempting to force his wife into his car, driving it into two individuals who intervened to help her. The victim managed to evade the vehicle, but the perpetrator chased and attempted to stab her. Witnesses interfered to prevent injuries. The Prosecutor General’s Office reported, “Two individuals sustained serious injuries in the incident,” and added that the alleged offender faces 16 to 20 years in prison if found guilty.
Klein also highlighted the extent of injuries, saying, “While one victim required emergency care, the wife was unharmed, and the third victim had a relatively minor hand injury, requiring surgery but was soon discharged.” Additionally, he noted, “On another note, the family of the suspect has expressed deep remorse and sadness relating to the incident and has indicated that they will compensate for any medical expenses to the 2 victims that suffered injuries.”