A Los Alamos resident recently found guilty of harassment, battery and animal cruelty was released from the Los Alamos County Detention Center through a plea agreement Thursday. Pavel Mourachov, a former medical doctor who once had a thriving urology practice in Los Alamos, was sentenced for time served and put on a year and a half of tightly supervised probation.
When Mourachov was released from the jail Wednesday, he was ordered by Magistrate Court Judge Pat Casados to wear a GPS monitoring bracelet and go straight to his house to pack his things.
According to prosecutor Kent Wahlquist, the neighbors that Mourachov threatened and Mourachov’s estranged wife were reluctant to agree to a plea deal, but once it was understood that Mourachov will be monitored by a GPS device and that he must leave Los Alamos County by July 1, they accepted terms of the plea agreement.
“The spirit of this agreement is, he wants to leave, everyone else wants him to leave, they are all on board with this,” Wahlquist said.
In May of this year, Mourachov was arrested on two counts of aggravated assault against a household member with a deadly weapon, harassment and extreme cruelty to animals.