Ex-soldier admits double murder in Slovakia

An ex-soldier in Slovakia, Miroslav Marcek has confessed to the double murder of investigative journalist Jan Kuciak and his fiancée last year.

Marcek and three others have been charged over the killings, which caused a huge outcry and political change in Slovakia.

Kuciak and Martins Kusnirova, both 27 years, were shot dead in February 2018.

Prosecutors have charged a Slovak businessman, Marian Kocner with ordering the murder of Kuciak.

Kuciak was investigating alleged ties between Slovak businessmen, politicians and Italy’s notorious mafia, including irregularities in EU subsidies before his death.

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