Pikesville Man Indicted on Federal Murder Charge
Allegedly Shot the Victim During a Robbery
Baltimore, Maryland – A federal grand jury today returned an indictment charging Stanislav “Steven” Yelizarov, age 26, of Pikesville, Maryland, with using, carrying and discharging a firearm during a crime of violence, resulting in death.
The indictment was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Special Agent in Charge Kevin Perkins of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Baltimore Field Office; Chief James W. Johnson of the Baltimore County Police Department; and Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis.
According to the indictment, on December 26, 2009, Yelizarov allegedly shot and killed a man during a commercial robbery.
Yelizarov faces a maximum sentence of death or life in prison. An initial appearance has not yet been scheduled in U.S. District Court in Baltimore. Yelizarov is currently in prison serving a sentence on unrelated state and federal charges.
An indictment is not a finding of guilt. An individual charged by indictment is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty at some later criminal proceedings.
United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein commended the FBI, Baltimore County Police Department and Baltimore City Police Department for their work in the investigation. Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant U.S. Attorneys Paul E. Budlow and Aaron S. J. Zelinsky, who are prosecuting the case.