It was meant to end with a murder in any case, said the man who killed Kuciak

Zsuzsová and Kočner deny involvement in the murder of the journalist.

Alena ZsuzsováAlena Zsuzsová (Source: TASR)

Facing the parents of Ján Kuciak and Martina Kušnírová, Miroslav Marček described how he entered their children's home and killed them.

"Nothing can replace what we took from them. I am aware of what we have committed,” he told the court, as quoted by the Sme daily. He went on to apologise to the parents.

The four defendants who face charges of having ordered and executed the murder had their chance to tell their version of events on the afternoon of the first day of the trial.

>>> Read more about the start of the trial on January 13

The defendants have been heard by the court separately. Marček, who earlier in the day admitted to having shot dead Ján Kuciak and Martina Kušnírová as well as Kolárovo-based entrepreneur Peter Molnár (in 2016), was called forward first while the other three defendants were brought out of the room.

His 2 hours and 40 minutes long hearing was followed by briefer hearings of Tomáš Szabó, who drove Marček to Veľká Mača, Alena Zsuzsová, who has ordered the murder from the two through Zoltán Andruskó, and Marian Kočner, whom the police believe to have been the one who ordered the murder from Zsuzsová.

Marček: I shot him in the chest

The rest of this article is premium content at Spectator.sk
Subscribe now for full access

I already have subscription - Sign in

Subscription provides you with:
  • Immediate access to all locked articles (premium content) on Spectator.sk
  • Special weekly news summary + an audio recording with a weekly news summary to listen to at your convenience (received on a weekly basis directly to your e-mail)
  • PDF version of the latest issue of our newspaper, The Slovak Spectator, emailed directly to you
  • Access to all premium content on Sme.sk and Korzar.sk

Get daily Slovak news directly to your inbox

Theme: Ján Kuciak

Read more articles by the topic
This article is also related to other trending topics:
Vražda novinára Jána Kuciaka, Kuciak murder trial

Top stories

Foreign medical workers living in Slovakia ready to help with coronavirus crisis

The Health Ministry is looking for a way to engage them. It is one of the ways the government is looking to secure enough health care professionals to walk Slovakia through the crisis.

Illustrative stock photo

Coronavirus in Slovakia: Do I really have to stay at home this Easter? (FAQ)

Questions about stricter limits on people's movement during Easter holidays answered.

PM Igor Matovič announces new measures. He called on pensioners to stay home.

Which places in Bratislava offer drive-through food?

Check out some tips for more than fast food.

Slovakia has two coronavirus victims (news digest)

The government toughens up measures on the movement of people at its April 6 session.

President Zuzana Čaputová met with PM Igor Matovič (r) and Speaker of Parliament Boris Kollár (l) on April 6.