Ice-hockey player gets six yrs for murdering referee



Bratislava (Slovakia), Oct 18 (IANS) Former Slovak premier little league ice-hockey player Ladislav Scurko has been sentenced to 6 years in prison for your murder of referee Marek Liptaj in January 2008.

Scurko committed the murder in a “state of mild insanity”, stated psychiatric experts, and this served as a mitigating circumstance prior to the Kosice District 1 courtroom, which announced the verdict Thursday, reports Xinhua.

“I don’t trust the decision of the district courtroom, ” said Scurko who else kept insisting his innocence.

Liptaj had been murdered in the lay-by of a motorway after being stabbed 19 times in the chest and stomach. His remains were discovered 11 months later. Scurko at first opened up to the crime, but later on changed his testimony and began claiming that it was in fact two unknown men he saw at the lay-by who else murdered the referee.

Scurko was released by Kosice court in 2011 right after providing a written pledge which he wouldn’t escape, interfere with the particular proceedings and would remain under the supervision of a probation official.