The Regional Court in Ostrava will decide whether to allow a new trial in the Kramný case

The Regional Court in Ostrava will decide whether to allow a new trial in the Kramný case

The Regional Court in Ostrava will decide whether to allow a new trial in the Kramn case

Illustrative photo – On November 29, 2022, the Regional Court in Ostrava began hearing the request of Petr Kramný, convicted of double murder, for a retrial.

Ostrava – The Regional Court in Ostrava will decide today whether to allow a new trial in the case of Petr Kramný, who was sentenced to 28 years in prison in 2016 for the murder of his wife and daughter while on vacation in Egypt. The prosecutor considers the proposal of the convicted man and his lawyer to be unjustified. The lawyer, on the other hand, insists that there are new circumstances that can get Kramné out of prison.

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The Regional Court in Ostrava will decide whether to allow a new trial in the Kramn case

The Regional Court in Ostrava will decide whether to allow a new trial in the case of Kramný

The Regional Court in Ostrava will decide whether to allow a new trial in the case of Kramný

The Regional Court in Ostrava will decide whether to allow a new trial in the Kramn case

Plaintiff Vít Legerský stated in his motion that he saw no reason for retrial. “What the defendant is offering is just a continuation of his defense. The same thing is being said over and over again. It doesn't bring anything new,” said Legerský. The opposite opinion is held by Kramného's lawyer Jana Rejžková. According to her, the original judgment is completely refuted by new expert opinions.

Kramný submitted the motion for retrial 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 28 years in prison based on circumstantial evidence.

According to the Šalamoun association, which has been working on the case for a long time, Kramný was convicted on the basis of falsified evidence. “It will be an extremely difficult decision, because according to our sources of information, not a single retrial has been allowed since 1989 in a case where an exceptional sentence was imposed, let alone in the case of an alleged double murder,” said the honorary chairman of the association, John Bok.

< p>The experts who testified in the current proceedings last December do not agree with this. They prepared the reports at the request of the defense and testified in favor of Kramné in court. They questioned the conclusions of previous experts who stated that the mother and daughter died after being electrocuted. Biomechanist Zdeněk Horák stated that, according to him, such a method would be difficult to implement. This was also confirmed by another court expert, Zdeněk Šňupárek.

According to the Šalamoun association, which has been working on the case for a long time, Kramný was convicted on the basis of falsified evidence. “It will be an extremely difficult decision, because according to our sources of information, not a single retrial has been allowed since 1989 in a case where an exceptional sentence was imposed, let alone in the case of an alleged double murder,” said honorary chairman of the association John Bok.