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Verdict in a murder case

04 February 2014

On the 3 February 2014, the Basic Court in Mitrovicë/Mitrovica delivered a verdict in a murder case involving three defendants, Ali Hasani, Agim Ademi and Fehmi Hasani.

Basic Court of Mitrovicë/Mitrovica

The court found the defendant Ali Hasani guilty for the counts of 'Aggravated murder and unauthorized ownership, control, possession or use of weapons' and sentenced him to an aggregate punishment of 16 and a half years of imprisonment. The court also imposed the accessory punishment of confiscation of the pistol used by Ali Hasani to commit the criminal offences.

The second defendant, Agim Ademi, was found guilty on the count of 'Causing of general danger' and sentenced him to six-months of imprisonment, not to be executed if he does not commit another criminal offence for the verification period of one-year. The accessory punishment of confiscation of the automatic rifle was imposed on Agim Ademi.

The court acquitted the third defendant Fehmi Hasani of all charges.

 

Summary of the court decision

It was proven beyond reasonable doubt that Ali Hasani did intentionally use a pistol in such a way that he aimed and fired two shots at Bekim Ademi, who was standing inside café Kroni in Mitrovicë/Mitrovica on 3 July 2012, where approximately 28 other people were present. By his actions, Ali Hasani, deprived with direct intent Bekim Ademi of his life by hitting him with one bullet in the chest, causing a wound, which resulted in his death. By the same action, Ali Hasani also endangered the life of any one of the other persons that were present inside the café with eventual intent. And by doing so Ali Hasani committed two criminal offences in concurrence.

It was also proven beyond reasonable doubt that Agim Ademi used a semi-automatic rifle in a threatening and frightening manner that after a verbal conflict with defendants Ali and Fehmi Hasani, he fired one shot in the air from this weapon.