Bulgaria's Skating Champ Staviiski Indicted Anew

Crime | October 8, 2007, Monday // 00:00
Bulgaria: Bulgaria's Skating Champ Staviiski Indicted Anew The charges in the bill have not been changed, although there were some changes, which include a reviewed figure for the amount of alcohol, up to 1,29 permilles from 1,1 permilles. Photo by Yuliana Nikolova (Sofia Photo Agency)

The bill of indictment against Bulgaria's figure skating world champion Maxim Staviiski has been reviewed and will be presented to the defendant on Monday, prosecutors in the Black Sea city of Burgas said.

The charges in the bill have not been changed, although there were some changes, which include a reviewed figure for the amount of alcohol in Staviiski's blood when he caused the accident that left one person dead and another in a coma in August.

In the reviewed bill, the figure is 1,29 permilles, compared to 1,1 permilles in the original bill, which makes Staiviiski subject to criminal charges.

He is accused of involuntary manslaughter and aggravated bodily harm, which carry a penalty of three to 10 years in prison.

The crash, between skater's Hummer sport utility vehicle and two cars, occurred August 5 on a bridge over the Ropotamo river near Burgas.

Staviiski veered into the opposite lane and bumped headlong into a Honda Civic with four people riding in it. The driver of the Honda Petar Petrov, 24, died in a hospital and one of his passengers - an 18-year-old Mihaela Gorsova - was hospitalised in a coma.

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