Basketball player attackers kept in custody

At a public hearing on May 19, the Košice I District Court dismissed applications by Ivan S. (1981) and Karol M. (1987) to be released from pre-trial custody, the SITA newswire wrote.

At a public hearing on May 19, the Košice I District Court dismissed applications by Ivan S. (1981) and Karol M. (1987) to be released from pre-trial custody, the SITA newswire wrote.

Both men appealed the decision, court spokeswoman Marcela Gálová said.

They have been kept in police custody since April 9 due to concern that they would continue in their criminal activity. Moreover, in the case of Karol M., who is without permanent residence, there were concerns he would be a flight risk.

The men are charged with attacking 25-year-old African-American basketball player Denise Wilson, one of the best players on the Košice club Cassovia, on April 6. The attack took place at a tram stop on Štúrová Street in Košice.

Police say the attackers pursued Wilson, calling her names all the way to a restaurant in Protifašistických Bojovníkov Street.

Wilson said she was shocked not only by the attack but by the fact that no passers-by helped her or called the police. She has reportedly returned to the United States because of the incident. SITA

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

Top stories

News digest: Slovakia gets a silver medal and a new UNESCO site

NCZI will check for vaccination among attendees of Pope-related events. Pro-vaccination gathering planned in Bratislava on Friday evening. Storm warnings this weekend.


12 h
Wrapped up in a rainbow flag, Slovak singer Karin Ann performs "babyboy" on a national TV broadcaster in Poland.

Slovak Billie Eilish supports LGBTI people on live Polish TV

Sports, travel and culture stories about Slovakia in one place.


16 h
The Nord Stream 2 pipeline is installed in Swedish waters.

US and Germany made a declaration on Nord Stream 2. Where does it leave Slovakia?

Slovakia’s official position to Nord Stream 2 has gone from slightly critical to silent, analyst says.


29. júl