Man gets 16 years for brutal murder

A court in Brno has handed down a 16-year jail term for the brutal murder of a homeless man in the town of Bělá pod Bezdězem in late 2011, according to information posted on its website. Judges found Petr Borč guilty of brutally beating, stabbing and cutting off the ear of his victim over a period of two hours following an argument. His accomplice, Jan Švejda, had received a 13-year term for his role in the murder. Mr. Borč was almost 50 at the time of the killing, which took place in a flat where the homeless man occasionally stayed; Mr. Švejda was 20.

Author: Ian Willoughby