Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Hungarian court gave Slovak Roháč life sentence

Gangman Jozef Roháč received a life sentence not just from a Slovak court but also from a Budapest court – for a bomb attack and two murders.

Sentenced Jozef Roháč in Hungarian courtroom. (Source: TASR)

The Hungarian court in Budapest, in a merged trial concerning a bomb attack on Aranykéz Street in Budapest in 1988 and two counts of murder in Budapest in 1998, sentenced the crucial defendant, Slovak Jozef Roháč nicknamed Potkan (The Rat) to a life sentence. He can only be released on parole after 30 years, the Sme daily wrote on March 31.

His accomplices were sentenced as well: Tamás P. to 13 years in prison, Attila F. (who were acquitted of some of the original charges) and another Slovak charged with complicity, Ladislav T., was acquitted of all charges.

Roháč was detained in February 2011 in Slovakia, based on a Europe-wide warrant issued in Hungary. Since April 18, 2011, he is in Hungarian custody.  

The verdict is not yet  effective. 

Read also:Life sentences to “Bucket” gangster and his accomplices

 

The processing of personal data is subject to our Privacy Policy and the Cookie Policy. Before submitting your e-mail address, please make sure to acquaint yourself with these documents.

Top stories

Slovak healthcare needs thousands of medical workers

Slovak doctors, nurses and midwives are not hesitating in finding better work conditions abroad.

Illustrative Stock Photo

Study shows construction of Eastring gas pipeline is feasible

Construction of the interconnector may begin in 2022.

Variants of the possible route of Eastring

Spectacular Slovakia #3: Unexpected hiking (Enjoy Bratislava's greenery) Audio

In Slovakia, you can hike in the capital city. Listen to the latest episode of our travel podcast to find out more.

Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava Video

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between September 21 and September 30, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.

Kapitulská