English Language Use Triggered Sofia's Double Homicide
The double murder at Sofia's "Solo" Club has been an act of self defense, a friend of the alleged killer told Darik radio Tuesday.
24-year-old Bulgarian, Iliyan Todorov, was arrested for the double murder of Vasil Alexandrov and Kiril Vazharov, and is charged with homicide.
Todorov's friend, identified as Stefan, said that the two were among a group of software experts showing Sofia to foreign colleagues during the night of the murder.
"We walked down "Positano" street and were immediately confronted by a young man, holding a glass filled with liquor; he appeared drunk. He passed a remark saying that we should not be speaking English because in his country people speak Bulgarian. He was very aggressive and told me to get lost. My friend stood between us and said something in English, which triggered his rage. He tried to hit me. I saw his friends running towards us. The next thing I remember was the young man hitting me with the glass on the head and images of people beating me and strangling me on the hood of a parked car," Stefan recalled.
The alleged killer's friend further explains that he had not seen a knife or the bodies of the two victims, adding he met Ilyan's parents after the incident and they confirmed his recollection of the incident and Ilyan acting in self defense and to defend his friend.
Stefan declined to state his last name with the explanation that he freed for his life.
In the mean time, the local leader of the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) in the town of Pernik announced that the alleged killer's father was withdrawing from his post as Deputy Chair of the Pernik BSP branch and as Chair of the BSP municipal councilmen in the town.
This is the second time since March when the son of a prominent politician has been charged with murder.
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....Stefan declined to state his last name with the explanation that he FREED for his life.
What is FREED supposed to mean, dear brutally illiterate author?
And how old is the murderer? In this articles he's said to be 24 and in another one - 22. Don't you ever check your sources for Christ's sake?
"About the "english" part- this can be true actually- I seen episodes where people speaking in English (in clubs) were harrased by other "customers" (usually drunk) and usually told "this is Bulgaria why don't you speak Bulgarian?" and ofcourse a fight starts."
I want to see it happen to some Russians, actually:"Hey tovarishti, this is Bulgaria, why are you speaking Russian?"
Of course, it never happens in the US: "Hey amigo, this is America, why are you speaking Spanish?" I wish it would.
The whole story sounds so fishy. I heard a friend of the murdered "mens" getting interview and he had his story and ofcourse he told 180degree different story- yes- they were innocent blah blah.. who told the truth? who had knies? who were tehse "foreigners"? What type of "softare engineers" carry knives?
About the "english" part- this can be true actually- I seen episodes where people speaking in English (in clubs) were harrased by other "customers" (usually drunk) and usually told "this is Bulgaria why don't you speak Bulgarian?" and ofcourse a fight starts.
When I see foreigners in some (underline this word) places speaking another language besides bulgarian I know they are putting a nice "target sign" on themselves. It can happen a lot depending where you go to- ofcourse it does not happen at a Play, Opera or Classical Concert where the majority of the elderly people in this forum frequent...hahahaha
"THis country has no judicial system......why even bother to report the murders....no one EVER gets convicted."
I disagree. The judicial system is just fine, it is the law enforcement that needs to be upgraded. As for the lack of convictions--there must be some very good lawyers in Bulgaria and some very bad public defenders. You know--the OJ Simpson syndrome. The criminals with the expensive lawyers walk.
At least come up with a better lie! English!???
It doesn't matter what the lie is........the boy will not be convicted! He is a son of a high ranking BSP memeber and this is Bulgaria. THis country has no judicial system......why even bother to report the murders....no one EVER gets convicted.