Four convicted appeal in Kuřim abuse case
Four people involved in the Kuřim child-abuse case, which shocked the country two years ago, have appealed guilty verdicts handed down by a Brno court in October. In the Kuřim case two boys were repeatedly tortured at the hands of their mother, their aunt, and other accomplices. The four who have appealed so far include Barbora Škrlová, a woman in her thirties who was apprehended posing as a child. She was found guilty of severe cruelty and grievous bodily harm and was given a sentence of five years in prison last month. The two central figures in the case – the boys’ mother Klára Mauerová and their aunt Kateřina - have not yet appealed; their lawyers say they will do so ahead of nearing deadlines. Klára Mauerová is reportedly seeking her nine-year sentence to be shortened by six months.