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Thirty years in prison for murder of Bulgarian tv journalist Viktoria Marinova

A 21-year-old Bulgarian is Monday to thirty years in prison convicted for the murder and rape of the Bulgarian tv presenter Viktoria Marinova. According to the prosecutor, the man had a sexual motive and is Marinova not murdered because of her work, reports BTA.

Marinova was on October 6, 2018 found dead on the banks of the Danube river in her hometown of Ruse.

She was a reporter and presenter at the regional television station TVN and did earlier investigation of fraud with EU funds by the Bulgarian state. For that reason, she was already a long time threatened.

The condemned man was a few days after his action was arrested in Germany and subsequently extradited to Bulgaria. His DNA traces were found on the body of Marinova found.

He has a debt is known and can fifteen days to appeal against his sentence. It is also now clear that the suspect acted alone.

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