The Primorsky District Court of St. Petersburg sentenced Lidia Nefedova to 1.5 years of corrective labor with deduction of 10% of wages to the state for "murder committed in excess of the limits of necessary defense" (part 1 of article 108 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation).
According to investigators, on September 3, 2021, Nefedova was in an apartment with a certain S. They started a conflict based on mutual hostility, during which the man began to beat Nefedova. He hit her on the head with his hands and kicked her torso several times, causing her "physical pain and moderate bodily injury." In response to this, Nefedova struck him 17 blows with an unidentified object or objects with piercing-cutting and cutting properties - in the chest, stomach, head and arm area. According to the court, the woman "clearly exceeded the limits of necessary defense." As a result of his injuries, S. died in the hospital two days later.
According to Nefedova, she and S. tried to have sexual intercourse, but nothing happened. After that, the man began to be rude to her and hit her with his right fist in the jaw. The woman fell, after which she was able to get up and received several more blows. S. not only beat her in the face, but also kicked her in the ribs and stomach. Later, the man took her phone away from her and threw it out the window, in response to which Nefedova sprayed gas from a spray can in his direction. After that, she tried to run away, but S. grabbed her by the hair, dropped her to the floor and kicked her until the woman bled from her mouth. She began to lose consciousness and grabbed a kitchen knife, which was the only defensive item next to her. Further, according to Nefedova, her memories are fragmentary. She remembers that S. tried to stab her and she found a screwdriver to fend off the attack. “Then [Nefedova] heard him [S.] calling someone, saying ‘cut off’. Later, police officers came, took her out of the bathroom, put on a T-shirt, took her away, S. she no longer saw, ”the press service of the courts of St. Petersburg said in a statement.