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Kuciak murder trial continues

Kuciak murder trial continues

On Tuesday, the Kuciak murder trial before the Specialised Criminal Court in Pezinok (Bratislava region) continued with Kuciak and Kušnírová family members testifying. Zlatica Kušnírová, mother of Martina Kušnírová, is convinced it was a political murder and blamed the accused for committing the crime. Kuciak's father claimed his son was a non-conflict sort of person and said that Kočner was the only one to have threatened him. Kočner allegedly ordered the murder of Kuciak as an act of vengeance for the latter's articles focusing on his shady business activities.

On Monday, Miroslav Marček pleaded guilty to illegal arming and to the murders of Ján Kuciak and businessman Peter Molnár. He also described both acts in detail. Marián Kočner has pleaded guilty to illegal arming. However, he disputes the allegations connecting him to the murder of the journalist and his fiancé.

Romana Grajcarová, Photo: TASR