January 18, 2013 | 18:33
Ex-Ukraine PM Tymoshenko could be looking at life in prison
KIEV -- Ukraine's state prosecution has accused Yulia Tymoshenko of organizing the murder of a deputy in the national assembly in 1996.
If found guilty, the former prime minister could be sentenced to life in prison.
The prosecution informed her that it she is now formally a suspect in the case concerning the murder of Yevhen Scherban.
The AFP news agency is reporting that this was announced on Friday in Kiev at a briefing for reporters organized by State Prosecutor Viktor Pshonka.
Tymoshenko is currently serving a seven-year sentence for after being found guilty of crimes related to abuse of office.