The General Prosecutor’s Office has asked for a stricter punishment for Juraj Hossu, who was sentenced to six years in jail for an attack on the Filipino Henry Acorda. Acorda succumbed to the injuries in the hospital.
The appeal court will handle the case, the private broadcaster TV Markíza reported.
“The General Prosecutor’s Office looked into the case and ordered a regional prosecutor in Bratislava to appeal the verdict,” said Andrea Predajňová, spokesperson for the General Prosecutor’s Office, as quoted by the TASR newswire, adding that they will ask for stricter punishment.
However, shortly after Hossu's sentencing, the prosecutor had said that the prosecutor’s office would be satisfied with the punishment and would not appeal.
Hossu was sentenced on May 14 to six years in prison with the lowest security level.
27. May 2019 at 23:02 | TASR, Compiled by Spectator staff