Two Hungarian Witnesses May Be Connected to Kuciak-Murder
Gabor Sarnyai 2018.10.29.
Europe is in an uproar over the murder of Ján Kuciak and his fiancé. The case had international ties from the beginning, but now two Hungarian citizens have found themselves at the center of the police investigation.
The investigative journalist and his fiancé were murdered in their home in February and the Slovakian police have yet to find the weapons or discover who hired the alleged hitmen.
The case has caused political turmoil in Slovakia and brought attention to the scale of corruption in the country. Rumors of the Italian mafia’s involvement have begun to spread.
Documents gathered by HVG.hu show that testimonies have been made against two Hungarian citizens, one from Zebegény and the other from Kecskemét. The accused claim the murder weapon was acquired in Zebegény and police documents state that one of the Hungarian citizens sold the pistol to the Slovakian perpetrators for 3000 EUR.
Police became suspicious of the second Hungarian citizen due to a phone call the two shared prior to the murder. Despite the alleged incriminating testimonies, they were questioned as witnesses, not suspects, and released following the police procedure.
Two other Hungarians from Slovakia have been accused by Slovakian police.