Bulgaria's Prosecuting Authority Seeks Retrial of 'Killers' Case
Deputy Chief Prosecutor Asya Petrova has informed that the prosecuting authority is not seeking a reinvestigation of a high-profile organized crime case codenamed 'The Killers.'
In a Sunday interview for Nova TV, Petrova explained that the prosecuting authority had lodged a protest against the acquittals stipulated in the ruling of the Varna Appellate Court.
She said that the prosecutors were not seeking reinvestigation but a retrial by the Varna Appellate Court.
Petrova made clear that the protest involved the acquittal of Petar Stoyanov and Vasil Kostov on charges of murdering Borislav Georgiev.
The three were among a number of people arrested in the summer of 2010 during a special police operation dubbed "The Killers" by then-Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov. The suspects were charged with three contract murders, two beatings, two arsons and one explosion.
The operation was carried out by the police, the State Agency for Ntaional Security (DANS), and the Sofia City Prosecutor's Office in connection with the murder of the controversial Samokov football club president Yuriy Galev.
However, the guilty verdict was cancelled by the Varna Appellate Court.
Petrova explained Sunday that the prosecuting authority was seeking life without parole for the three defendants.
- » Car Explodes in Yahinovo Village, One Person Detained
- » Sofia Regional Prosecutor’s Office Detains 49-year-old Man Accused of Murder in Etropole Town
- » About 10 Cars Burn Down at a Parking Lot on Montevideo Str.
- » Man and Woman Detained For the Murder of the Taxi Driver in Varna
- » Taxi Driver Found Dead In His car in the Region of Varna
- » Customs Officers Found 3720 kg of Acetic Anhydride Hidden in Trucks Carrying Apples from Serbia to Iraq