Horváthová-Jakubisková appeal to be heard by Supreme Court

An appeal by the film actress and producer Deana Horváthová-Jakubisková, wife of director Juraj Jakubisko, will be heard by the country’s Supreme Court. Horváthová-Jakubisková was given a suspended sentence of 2.5 years in prison with a four-year probation period and four year ban on driving as the result of an accident in which, at the wheel of her car, she struck and killed a pedestrian at a crossing. The verdict was confirmed earlier this year by Prague's Municipal Court. Mrs Horváthová-Jakubisková has said she was going the speed limit, and disagreed with the ruling that she wasn’t paying proper attention behind the wheel.

Author: Jan Velinger