(L.A.) Maxim Ishutin, 49, Ended His Life Two Days Before Divorce Hearing
Case Number: 2023-00391
Los Angeles County is reporting the death of a 49-year-old Caucasian male that occurred in a garage.
The coroner’s office has identified the man as Maxim Ishutin of Long Beach, California.
Black hair. Brown eyes. Height: 6 feet 2 inches. Weight: 195 pounds.
Originally from Minsk, Belarus. Максим Ишутин
Manner of Death: Suicide
Cause of Death: Carbon Monoxide Intoxication
Other Significant Condition: Effects of Alcohol
RIP MAXIM ISHUTIN (November 11, 1973 – January 10, 2023)
Formal pronouncement of death was made on Tuesday at 9:34 a.m. Ruling by the deputy medical examiner was published on August 2, after the results of the tox panel came back.
The decedent is survived by his Belarusian parents, Eduard Ishutsin and Valiantsina Ishutsina, as well as his two children, Ivan Ishutin and Stella Ishutina.
Maxim’s wife filed for divorce on Valentine’s Day 2022. Four months later, she accused him of domestic violence and asked a judge for a restraining order to prevent him from seeing his children. She managed to get him arraigned on a battery misdemeanor and he had to arrange for bail via Acme Bail Bonds; his next hearing in the criminal case was to be on February 14, 2023.
The next hearing for the divorce case was scheduled for January 12, 2023.
On February 14, 2022, SUNNY SCARLETT filed a ‘Family – Marriage Dissolution/Divorce’ lawsuit against MAXIM ISHUTIN in Los Angeles County Superior Courts, Stanley Mosk Courthouse.
On January 5, 2023, a “Declaration of Income and Expense” document was submitted to the court in this case for the calculation of spousal support and child support.
A hearing in this case had been scheduled for January 12, 2023, regarding custody and visitation, as well as child and spousal support.
On January 17, 2023, the Petitioner (Sunny Scarlett) filed a notice with the court regarding the death of the Respondent (Maxim Ishutin).
In 2011, Maxim Ishutin’s sister Vera was shot dead by her husband reportedly after she asked for a divorce. Their two daughters, 5 and 7 at the time, ended up living with and being provided for by their uncle Max.
Penal Code 243 (e) (1)
Simple domestic battery is the least serious offense compared to infliction of corporal injury on spouse PC 273.5. The prosecution can seek this offense even if you don’t injure your spouse. This is charged as a misdemeanor offense by the prosecution.
On February 14, 2022, a divorce case was initiated against Maxim Ishutin by Sunny Scarlett, represented by Jan Tomiko Inoue of Torrance.
On June 23, 2022, the Petitioner (Sunny Scarlett) filed with the court a declaration of Ex Parte Notice (No Notice Given). She asked the judge for a Temporary Restraining Order, accusing her husband of domestic violence.
Maxim Ishutin was charged under Penal Code 243(e)(1) and arraigned. His next hearing date for this criminal case was scheduled to be on February 14, 2023. Case# LB 2LB01913-01
Woman admits lying about domestic violence sending innocent husband to 10 months in jail ⬆️
Have you ever yelled at your spouse during a heated argument or touched your partner’s arm to emphasize a point when you’re angry? If you’re like millions of couples, you probably have—and you probably thought it was no big deal.
But if that relationship is strained and/or you’re heading for divorce or separation, those simple actions could be deliberately misrepresented in court in a way that could result in your being removed from your home. You might be temporarily—or even permanently—prevented from seeing or spending time with your children.
To be accused of domestic violence, you don’t have to have committed an actual violent act. In many cases, a woman claiming to be feeling threatened or unsafe is enough to start the process. The legal standard for issuing a restraining order is surprisingly low, considering the impact it could have. An order of protection is usually a no-contact order, meaning that the person accused could be ordered by the court to have no contact with his children.
Making false accusations of domestic violence during a divorce is a common tactic used by some people in an attempt to gain the upper hand in the proceedings. While it’s impossible to know exactly why someone might make a false allegation, there are several possible reasons.
One reason women make false accusations is to gain an advantage in divorce proceedings. If she accuses her spouse of domestic violence, it can give her an upper hand in negotiation and property division. It can also lead to her husband being ordered to pay more money in spousal support or alimony.
It’s the American way!
A low threshold of evidence
The first step in obtaining a permanent order of protection is to file for a Temporary Restraining Order, which simply requires telling a judge you think it is necessary.
This is done ex parte, meaning the defendant does not get the opportunity to defend himself. Since judges do not want to be on the wrong end of denying the request and then having a tragedy occur, the majority of the time it will be granted — even if the accused has no prior history of violence.
Without having the opportunity to refute any claims, give their side of the story or possibly without knowledge that charges were even filed, the accused can suddenly find themselves prevented from contacting their children for at least as long as it takes to hold a formal hearing.