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Man Charged with Killing French National in Budapest

Péter Cseresnyés 2022.07.27.

The Budapest Public Prosecutor’s Office has charged a man with US-British-Hungarian citizenship with stabbing a French national in February 2020 in Budapest.

According to the charges, the suspect arrived in Budapest in December 2019, and on the night of February 7, 2020, he drank a large amount of alcohol in several pubs in Budapest.

In the small hours of Feb. 8, the suspect ran up to a 25-year-old Frenchman walking on the pavement near Károlyi Gardens in central Budapest, hit him in the face twice and stabbed him in the chest with a knife that he had on his person. The victim died on the spot.

The 28-year-old was charged with homicide.

Court Orders Arrest of French Man Wanted for Homicide
Court Orders Arrest of French Man Wanted for Homicide

Police said on Wednesday that the man had a military background and was planning to travel to Ukraine to fight in the war there.Continue reading

via MTI

Featured photo illustration by Zoltán Mihádák/MTI 


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