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Friday’s court hearing of the case into the murder of Avetisyan family of Gyumri, Armenia, adjourned due to the poor health of the witnesses during the trial.

Rita Petrosyan, the sister of Hasmik Avetisyan who was killed, testified at Friday’s court session.

When the witness was telling the details on how she had found her relatives dead on the morning of January 12 of the year past, her other sister, Mariam Petrosyan, and the victim’s daughter, Lusine, felt ill.

Murdered Avetisyan family’s daughters and son-in-law are expected to be questioned in the next court hearing, which is slated for January 29.

Six members of the Avetisyan family—including a two-year-old girl—were shot dead, and a six-month-old baby—Seryozha Avetisyan—was wounded in their house in Gyumri on January 12, 2015; but the baby boy died in hospital one week later.

Valery Permyakov, a serviceman of the 102nd Russian Military Base in the city, is charged with these murders.

Armenia and Russia instituted criminal cases on charges of murder and military desertion, respectively.

On August 12, the Russian court sentenced Permyakov to ten years in prison.

And on October 16, Armenia formally brought criminal charges against the Russian soldier.

The respective trial began on December 18 of the year past. The court hearings, however, are taking place in the aforesaid Russian military base.

The court has decided that the hearings will be convened on Fridays.

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