Wednesday 13 November 2019

Suspect in Bulgarian journalist's murder 'makes partial confession'

Exposing corruption: Bulgarian TV journalist Viktoria Marinova. Photo: REUTERS
Exposing corruption: Bulgarian TV journalist Viktoria Marinova. Photo: REUTERS
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

The suspect arrested over the death of a Bulgarian television journalist has confessed to the attack but denies raping and robbing her, prosecutors in Germany have said.

The Celle prosecutors office said the suspect, who has been identified in Bulgaria as 21-year-old Severin Krassimirov, told them he had not meant to kill TV reporter Viktoria Marinova.

Prosecutors say the suspect confessed to being under the influence of alcohol and drugs when he got into an argument with a woman he did not know in a park.

They say he told them he hit her in the face and threw her into bushes but "denied the intent to kill".

Prosecutors said Krassimirov, who was held on Tuesday in Germany on a European arrest warrant, will be extradited within the next 10 days.

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