Murder of journalist: How did Ján and Martina die?

Journalists working with Ján Kuciak described how he and his fiancée, Martina Kušnírová, were killed.

People still remember Ján Kuciak and Martina Kušnírová.People still remember Ján Kuciak and Martina Kušnírová. (Source: SME)

Former co-workers of investigative journalist Ján Kuciak, Pavla Holcová and Eva Kubániová, wrote in detail how the culprits planned the murder and repeatedly visited Veľká Mača in the Galanta district (Trnava Region).

“The offer was straightforward and financially attractive: Kill a man in return for €50,000 in cash and the forgiveness of more than €20,000 in debt,” the story starts. “Zoltán Andruskó, a Slovak pizzeria operator, quickly accepted – a decision that forever changed both his life and the history of Slovakia.”

The text, published in English on the website of the Organised Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) a day before the first anniversary of the couple’s death, also describes the last day of Kuciak and his fiancée, Martina Kušnírová, along with how they were killed.

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