The commemorative gathering to pay tribute to murdered Filipino expat Henry Acorda, which had to be cancelled due to torrential rain, has been moved to June 8. It will start in Hodžovo Námestie square at 18:00.
Acorda’s funeral will take place a day later, on June 9, starting at 13:00 in St Ladislav Catholic Church on Špitálska Street in Bratislava. Acorda used to go there to attend English mass.
The coffin will later be transported to his homeland, the TASR newswire reported.
The community of Filipino Catholics is meanwhile meeting every day at 18:00 to pray at the place Acorda was beaten to death on May 26.
Prosecutor made mistake
Meanwhile, the General Prosecutor’s Office claims that the prosecutor of the Bratislava I district prosecutor’s office did not follow the law in the case of Acorda’s death, and called for him to face the consequences of his mistakes.
General Prosecutor Jaromír Čižnár considers his supervision over the case insufficient and shallow.
“Otherwise he would have to claim there was a reason for taking the accused into custody at the time the order to release him was issued on May 27,” said General Prosecutor’s Office spokesperson Andrea Predajňová, as quoted by the SITA newswire.
The regional prosecutor’s office has identified with the findings of the General Prosecutor’s Office and has promised that the prosecutor involved will face the consequences, Predajňová added for SITA.
Čižnár also apologised to Acorda’s family for the mistakes of the prosecutor and expressed his sympathy.