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Erosi was killed-his brother claims

By Tea Mariamidze
Wednesday, October 29
Late politician Erosi Kitsmarishvili’s brother Zurab Kitsmarishvili alleges his brother was killed. He stresses that after studying 80% of the case materials he made the conclusion.

According to him, despite the fact that surveillance camera footage does not show the killer, his position remains unchanged – Erosi Kitsmarishvili did not have a motive for committing suicide.

"The fact that the camera footage does not show a murderer, does not mean that my position is weak. My position is strengthened by the fact that Erosi did not have any motive for suicide. There was not any precondition for it. These are the most compelling substantial circumstances I rely on,” he said.

Zurab Kitsmarishvili continues to study his brother’s death case. He said that at this time he has studied 80% of the case materials and the rest will be reviewed in the coming days.

Before making the statement, Zurab Kitsmarishvili focused people’s attention on two suspicious details.

He stressed that he saw the gun in deceased Erosi Kitsmarishvili’s car, but there were no blood stains on the gun, while the whole car was bloody. “It was a strange detail for me,” Zurab Kitsmarishvili stated.

According to him, “Erosi Kitsmarishvili was sitting in the driver’s seat, he was wearing a seat belt and the lights were on.”

Founder of Rustavi 2, the largest broadcasting company in Georgia and former ambassador to Russia, Kitsmarishvili was found dead on July 15th. His body was found with a gunshot wound to the head in the garage of his apartment block in Tbilisi. Police officers also found the gun next to the body.

An investigation was launched under Article 115 of the Criminal Code of Georgia. However, friends and family of Kitsmarishvili believe he would not have committed suicide and he was murdered.

Kitsmarishvili was actively involved in business for many years and in politics from 2010. He became especially active on the political scene in 2014 when he started to prepare for the self-government elections, where he ran as a mayoral candidate in Rustavi city, but lost the elections coming in third.