Man charged with Kuciak murder knows his punishment

Zoltán Andruskó admitted to participating in the murder and has testified against Kočner.

Andruskó escorted to his meeting with the prosecutors. Andruskó escorted to his meeting with the prosecutors. (Source: TASR)

Zoltán Andruskó, one of the people charged in connection with the murders of Ján Kuciak and Martina Kušnírová and who has cooperated with the investigators since shortly after he was detained, has made an agreement about his guilt and punishment.

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Andruskó attended a two-hour meeting at the Special Prosecutor’s Office on October 18. Neither his attorney, Lívia Kňažíková, nor the attorney of the Kuciak family, Daniel Lipsic, gave specifics of the punishment he has agreed with the prosecutor, since it is pending court approval.

Lipšic, however, said it is an exceptional lowering of the sentence to what might be between eight to 16 years in prison. Originally Andruskó faced a sentence of 25 years to life if proved guilty of participating in organising the murder. He will be heard in court as a witness.

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