Suspect confesses to murder of well-known Bulgarian tv journalist

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Verdachte bekent moord op bekende Bulgaarse tv-journaliste

The book of Viktoria Marinova

The suspect in the case of the murdered Bulgarian tv-journalist Viktoria Marinova has known. The Bulgarian will now in pre-trial detention remain. That decided, the court of Rousse, North-Bulgarian town on the Danube.

The 30-year-old tv presenter was two weeks ago in a city park on the banks of the Danube river on the jogging when she was overpowered, raped and murdered. The alleged offender had fled abroad and was on the basis of a European arrest warrant three days after the murder in the German town of Celle in lower Saxony mounted and Bulgaria delivered.

“Yes, I’m guilty. I’m sorry. I can’t believe I did this, ” said the 20-year-old Severin Krasimirov for his hearing. The evening before the facts had he to say that alcohol and drugs taken. He knew the victim. The young Bulgarian is risking life in prison.

There is no evidence that the rape and the murder of the journalist, is also director and moderator of the kabelzender TVN, other persons were involved, said the prosecutor of the district of Ruse, Georgi Georgiev. The Bulgarian officers had, after the extradition of the accused, additional evidence is found that Krasimirov is the culprit, said Interior ministry Mladen Marinov in Sofia.

The Bulgarian people have after the murder to say that DNA material of Krasimirov on the corpse of the journalist, found. According to the Bulgarian justice suggests the evidence of a spontaneous attack to the victim sexual abuse.

The attorney of Rousse, Kremena Kolitsova, told Friday that the victim, according to the forensic investigation seven strokes in her face and had a broken nose had suffered, so they suffocated. Blood of the victim was also found on the clothing of the suspect.