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Verdict in aggravated murder case

23 January 2013

A panel of three EULEX judges at the Basic Court of Mitrovicë/a convicted one person on charges of co-perpetration of aggravated murder, aggravated murder, attempted aggravated murder and unauthorized ownership, control or possession of weapons and two others for murder.

Mustafe Krasniqi was sentenced to an aggregate punishment of 20 years of imprisonment for all the aforementioned criminal offences. Baki Krasniqi was sentenced to nine years and Emin Krasniqi was sentenced to an aggregate sentence of seven years and one month of imprisonment for the murder of Imer Krasniqi.

The three defendants were convicted of ambushing and killing Imer Krasniqi. Mustafe Krasniqi was also found guilty of killing the daughter, Arbnora Krasniqi, and of wounding the son Arbnor Krasniqi who ultimately managed to escape.

The case was prosecuted by a EULEX public prosecutor.