Constitutional Court rejects Ďuričko appeal

The Constitutional Court on Thursday rejected an appeal by imprisoned businessman Bohumír Ďuričko, who had sought a new trial over the murder of Václav Kočka, jr in 2008. Ďuričko was sentenced to 12.5 years in jail. The convict has maintained that new expert evidence proved he shot the victim in self-defence. The court, however, stated that testimonies by psychologists and psychiatrists could not be treated as new evidence and said they did not affect the original verdict.

Author: Jan Velinger