The Regional Court in Ostrava continued to discuss the motion for retrial in the case of Petr Kramný (right), who was sentenced to 28 years in prison in 2016 for the murder of his wife and daughter while on vacation in Egypt, 10 February 2023, Ostrava.
Ostrava – The Senate of the Regional Court in Ostrava rejected a motion for a new trial in the case of Petr Kramný, sentenced to 28 years in prison for the murder of his wife and daughter while on vacation in Egypt in 2013. According to the court, the convict and his lawyer Jana Rejžková did not submit new evidence that could overturn the original reverse the sentence.
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“The Senate did not decide on Petr Kramný's guilt. It did not decide whether he committed the act or not. We only decided whether the evidence presented could change the original decision. We cannot revise and change the previous decision. That's not up to us. We just have to deal with new evidence,” said judge Šárka Skalská. The decision may not be final. It is possible to file a complaint against him. The High Court in Olomouc will eventually deal with it.
The motion for retrial was submitted by Kramný through his lawyer. His mother also joined the proposal. According to the indictment and valid sentence, in 2013 Kramný murdered his wife and daughter with electric current in an Egyptian hotel. He allegedly solved long-term disputes in the family. In 2016, he was sentenced to twenty-eight years in prison based on circumstantial evidence.