Prague court upholds 16-year sentence for US shooter

An appellate court in Prague on Wednesday upheld a 16-year sentence for a US citizen living in the Czech Republic who last February killed a man after a bar row. The incident was sparked by an argument that broke out between the 53-year-old American, Gilbert Ferguson McRae and his victim, a 34-year-old Czech man. The US citizen later followed the man out of the bar and onto a tram where he later shot him in the head with a handgun. Mr McCrae’s attorney said his client would fight the verdict before the Supreme Court as he believed he had been denied a fair trial.

Author: Jan Richter