Suspects charged in Kuciak/Kušnírová murder remain in custody

The three-member Supreme Court panel led by ex-minister Štefan Harabin rejected the appeal of the three defendants.

The Supreme Court building in BratislavaThe Supreme Court building in Bratislava (Source: Sme - Gabriel Kuchta)

Three defendants, two men and a woman, charged with the double murder of reporter Ján Kuciak and his fiancée Martina Kušnírová, remain in pre-trial custody. The Supreme Court panel rejected their appeals against custody on October 9, the Sme daily wrote.

Read also:An unknown translator, a man who owes a million on taxes Read more 

The result of their decision-making process was confirmed by the SC spokesperson, Alexandra Važanová.

In this case, three judges on the SC 4T panel have ruled: Pavol Farkaš, Štefan Harabin and Patrik Príbelský. Their panel rejected the appeal against custody as unfounded.

Read also:Kuciak murder: Former soldier and former investigator arrested Read more 

“The panel believes that the reasons for custody as stated by the judge in preparatory process are still current,” Važanová explained.

What is the case about?

Originally, the Specialised Criminal court ordered the pre-trial custody for the four people charged with this murder, but three have appealed: the alleged hitman Tomáš Sz., alleged driver Miroslava M., and the woman who allegedly ordered the killing, Alena Z.

Read also:Kuciak murder: One of the accused said that Kočner ordered the murder Read more 

The fourth accused, the go-between Zoltán A., did not file any appeal. He is the only one to have started the cooperation with police and according to highly publicised information, he allegedly accused businessman Marian Kočner of being the true ordering party in the murder case, Sme wrote.

Get daily Slovak news directly to your inbox

Theme: Vražda novinára Jána Kuciaka

Read more articles by the topic
This article is also related to other trending topics
Ján Kuciak

Top stories

News digest: Who is ready for a vaccine in Slovakia

Vlhová won again. Boris Kollár is at home and will meet coalition partners to discuss GP vote. Justice Minister shows a new map.

Illustrative stock photo

Roundup: Bratislava’s Old Market Hall hosts Christmas markets

If you have not watched the 'Dracula' miniseries, filmed in Slovakia last year, it is about time.

Bratislava’s Old Market Hall will provide visitors with Christmas vibes in the coming four weeks. Each week, from Wednesday to Saturday, people can do a little bit of Christmas shopping at the venue.

From COVID-19 miracle to apparent resignation to death and dying

The natural reflex of all failed politicians – and their uncritical fan clubs – is to point to cultural or geographical differences between “us” and “them”.

The COVID-19 ward in the University Hospital Martin