Bolshoi dancer found guilty of acid attack

Bolshoi Ballet star Pavel Dmitrichenko has been found guilty of plotting a horrific acid attack on the famed dance company’s artistic director in January (13). Sergei Filin suffered burns and temporary blindness when a corrosive substance was thrown in his face in an unprovoked incident on a Moscow street.
In the Meshchansky District Court in Moscow on Tuesday (03Dec13), the 29-year-old soloist and two co-defendants, Andrei Lipatov and Yuri Zarutsky, were convicted of intentionally causing grievous bodily harm.
Dmitrichenko denied the allegations against him throughout the month-long trial. When Filan took to the stand, he claimed the pair had been involved in a number of backstage bust-ups over artistic differences.
A sentence is expected to be read by Judge Yelena Maximova later on Tuesday.