The man charged with Slovak journalist Jan Kuciak’s murder has confessed to shooting him, Slovakia’s public television RTVS, the aktuality.sk news website and daily Dennik N reported on Thursday, quoting police sources.
The person, Miroslav M., who is a former soldier, is one of five people currently in custody who are charged with the killings. He was originally believed by the police to have acted as a driver for a shooter.
Kuciak had been investigating alleged links between Italian organized criminal groups and Slovak politicians when he and Kusnirova were shot dead at their home in Bratislava. Both victims were 27 years old.
The killing last year of Kuciak and his fiancee Martina Kusnirova sparked massive protests that led to the resignation of prime minister Robert Fico.
RTVS said on its official Facebook page that police sources said that Miroslav M. had confessed earlier that day during five hours of questioning by the police.
Aktuality.sk, where Kuciak had reported on the fraud cases quoted a police source as saying the same thing.
The special prosecutor’s office, which oversees the case, was not immediately available for comment.
Via Euronews, Reuters, RTVS, actuality.sk, Dennik N