Cancun, Q.R. — Aleksei Viktorovich Makeev, who has been charged with homicide, is still undergoing his judicial process due to the lack of psychological expertise needed to properly evaluate his mental state.
The request for the mental evaluation was made by the ex officio defense. The Russian, whose trial will be held in Cancun but who has been moved to a prison in Chetumal for his safety, was transferred to Cancun over the weekend for the mental evaluations.
He has already been returned to the Center for Social Readaptation (Cereso) in the capital of state of Chetumal.
Numerous unofficial sources reported that Aleksei Viktorovich Makeev was being released from prison. However, after the swirl of unfounded media claims, the Prosecutor’s Office issued a statement to clarify that there is still no ruling from the judge in charge of the case and that the Russian is still undergoing judicial processes.
Makeev lived in Cancun with as a temporary resident where he continually uploaded derogatory videos insulting the Mexican people. The videos created a stir among citizens who in May, went to his home.
Reports say a group of about 20 people entered his house and physically attacked him. During the incident, Aleksei stabbed a 20-year-old man, who died shortly afterwards.
The Institute of Public Defenders has taken charge of his case arguing self-defense. Aleksei Viktorovich Makeev was reportedly incarcerated in a mental facility in Russia before moving to Cancun.