< /p> Seventy-three-year-old Adolf Hlubik appeared before the regional court, May 24, 2024, Olomouc. According to the indictment, last May he shot an employee of a gambling hall in Olomouc in the head. The woman died in March this year.
Olomouc – Seventy-three-year-old Adolf Hlubik appeared before the Olomouc Regional Court today, charged with the murder of an employee of a gambling hall in Olomouc. According to the indictment, he shot her in the head at close range last May after she refused to give him money. The woman fought for her life in the hospital for several months, but succumbed to her injuries in March of this year. Hlubik stated in court that he did not come to the game room to murder, he said he was aiming for the shoulder. The prosecutor proposes a life sentence for a man who has been punished several times. The man was convicted of murder as early as 1983, when he received 21 years.
According to prosecutor Jindřich Pazdera, the pensioner entered the gambling hall on Masaryková Street on May 20 last year. There he pulled out a revolver, pointed it at the casino employee and, saying “dear, roll 20,000 or you're dead, that's what I'm telling you”, asked the woman for money. The casino employee tried to find out the reason why the senior was acting like this and then she grabbed the gun that the defendant was holding. He jerked the revolver violently, and when the victim sat down in a chair, he shot her in the head from a distance of no more than one meter, the prosecutor said. The man then left the scene, hiding the weapon near the university dormitories.
A few tens of minutes later, an incoming visitor found the severely injured woman unconscious on the ground behind the bar counter. A 57-year-old woman suffered a gunshot wound associated with brain damage and died on March 7 this year. “It follows from the expert opinion that the immediate cause of death was the injury caused by the defendant,” the prosecutor said and proposed to reclassify the act as completed murder.
Hlubik, who has a permanent residence in an office in Přerov, stated in court today that he came to Olomouc from Ostrava on the fateful day. At the station, he allegedly “received a message telepathically” that the woman in the gambling hall owed 20,000 crowns. “I waited for the last guest to leave and I entered the game room. I politely told her that she owed money, and she then told me why you are doing this,” said Hlubik. He described that she grabbed his gun with her left hand, after the fight he said he aimed her right side in the shoulder and fired. “I had my finger on the trigger, and the alarm device went off and she didn't answer my questions,” he explained to the judge as to why he fired. He claimed he had no idea she had been shot. He also argued that he can't see with his right eye and only sees outlines with his left.
The elderly defendant has been convicted thirteen times since 1966, mostly for violent criminal activity. In 1983, he was sentenced to 21 years in prison for murder, according to the verdict, he killed a fellow inmate in the Leopoldov Prison with a hammer. In court today, he had difficulty moving and communicating poorly, reading documents with a magnifying glass. According to the prosecutor, his state of health was probably also the reason why he didn't take anything from the game room in the end – he would have had to go over the counter to get the money.