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Police have conducted nearly 100 interviews for Valko case

Even two-and-a-half years after the murder of prominent Slovak lawyer Ernest Valko in his house in Limbach, Bratislava Region, police have not finished investigating the case, said Peter Šufliarsky, a deputy to the general prosecutor who supervised the case until recently, as reported by the TASR newswire.

Even two-and-a-half years after the murder of prominent Slovak lawyer Ernest Valko in his house in Limbach, Bratislava Region, police have not finished investigating the case, said Peter Šufliarsky, a deputy to the general prosecutor who supervised the case until recently, as reported by the TASR newswire.


Valko was found shot dead in his house in Limbach, near Bratislava, on November 8, 2010, by his ex-wife and daughter. The death of Valko, who served as deputy speaker of the lower house of the Czechoslovak Federal Parliament in 1990-1991, and in 1992 was chosen as the top official of the Czechoslovak Constitutional Court, shocked Slovak society. The circumstances surrounding his death remain unclear.

Since the beginning investigators have worked with several versions of events and potential motives, from the robbery to an execution related to Valko’s work, TASR wrote. The police have already conducted 94 interviews with witnesses, as well as repeatedly visit the crime scene, as reported by the TASR newswire. In addition to this the police have verified the testimony of the main witness, have taken the samples for DNA analysis and made 43 forensic substantiations.

Source: TASR

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