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Man found guilty of murder

28 March 2012

A mixed panel of two EULEX judges and one local judge of the District Court of Mitrovicë/a on 27 March 2012 found Remzi Hasanaj guilty for murder and unauthorized ownership, control, possession or use of weapon. He was sentenced to an aggregate punishment of nine years of imprisonment.

The trial panel found the defendant guilty because on 18 November 2010 at around 10:45 at the place called “Ura e Gjakut” in Mitrovicë/a he intentionally deprived Musa Durmishi of his life by attacking him with a knife. As a result of these injuries Musa Durmishi died on the way to the clinic in Mitrovicë/a. The panel also established that between 1990 and 24 August 2010, the defendant was in possession of a weapon - a pistol TT M57 without a valid authorization card.

The defendant was acquitted on another count of unauthorized ownership, control, possession or use of weapon.

The case was prosecuted by a EULEX prosecutor from the District of Mitrovicë/a.

The enacting clause can be downloaded here.