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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Georgia Holds Suspect

TBILISI, Georgia -- A suspect in last month's assassination attempt on Georgian President Eduard Shevardnadze turned himself in to police Thursday, the Interior Ministry said.

Tariel Bukiya, 40, was the eighth suspect to be detained in connection with the Feb. 9 attack, said ministry spokesman Colonel Valiko Gogolashvili. The Interior Ministry had promised that anyone who gave himself up voluntarily could expect more lenient punishment.