Man gets 30 years for burning woman to death

A man who deliberately killed an old woman in a fire has been sentenced to 30 years in prison by a court in Liberec, north Bohemia. The court heard how Kosovo Albanian Fadil Dávid, who is 53, set fire to a house in a village near Liberec knowing that inside was a woman of 81 who had difficulty moving. She subsequently died trying to escape the blaze after suffering burns on 80 percent of her body. The man had regularly stolen from the woman, whom he had known for some years, and tricked her into leaving her home to him in her will. The defendant has appealed the verdict.

Author: Ian Willoughby