The Supreme Court of Slovakia revoked the acquittal of the man suspected of ordering the murder of Slovak journalist Jan Kuciak and his fiancee Martina Kusnirova.Merchant Marián Kocner was last year Acquitted, The public prosecution agency appealed this.
In September 2020, the court ruled that there was insufficient evidence against the businessman and the co-defendants. The case is now retrial because, according to the court, an error was made during the trial.
The investigative reporter and his fiancée (both 27 years old) were shot dead at home in February 2018. The double murder caused mass demonstrations and political crisis in Slovakia. In the end, Prime Minister Fico and the country’s highest police chief were forced to resign.
Kuciak mainly publishes about corruption in his country. This reporter has written at least nine articles for the millionaire Kocner, one of the most powerful businessmen in the country.
According to prosecutors, real estate tycoon Kirkner repeatedly threatened investigative journalists and ordered murder. Kirkner has always denied this. However, he is currently in prison. He was sentenced to 19 years in prison for a major corruption case.
Former soldier Debts admitted at the beginning of 2020 To murder. He was sentenced to 25 years in prison.