Police charge ‘Czech Bonnie’

The police charged Dagmar Tauchenová on Wednesday with three crimes over her role in the escape of her husband, who had been sentenced to five years in jail. Ms Tauchenová helped her husband escape during a visit to a hospital in Plzeň last week. The couple, dubbed ‘Czech Bonnie and Clyde’, were caught two days later. Her husband shot himself and died on the spot while the police shot Ms Tauchenová in the chest. She faces up to eight years in prison. Meanwhile, her lawyer filed a criminal lawsuit against the policeman who fired at her, arguing that she was unarmed and running away when she was shot.

Author: Jan Richter