Bosnian Croat Fighter’s Family Murders Jail Term Cut

Author : Mircea Birca | Friday, May 9, 2014
Posted in category Balkans, Bosnia Hertegovina
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Former fighter Zoran Milic, who was convicted killing four members of a Bosniak family in Busovaca in 1993, had his prison sentence reduced from nine to seven years on appeal.

The appeals chamber of the state court in Sarajevo on Thursday accepted part of Milic’s appeal and reduced the sentence handed down last November for the killing of an elderly man, a disabled woman and two other people from the same family in Busovaca in central Bosnia on April 26, 1993.

The court did not make public the reasons for its decision.

Milic, a member of the Croatian Defence Council’s ‘Nikola Subic Zrinjski’ Second Military Brigade, committed the murders along with .

While presenting the appeal in early April, the defence asked for Milic’s acquittal or retrial because, it claimed, the only evidence against him was the testimony of the late Marinic.

“He was the only one who claimed that my client was at the crime scene,” argued Milic’s lawyer Slavko Asceric.

The prosecution meanwhile had asked for a longer sentence.

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