The higher court in Zaječar sentenced M.N. to life imprisonment, because in February 2021 in Zaječar, he beat his common-law wife’s two-year-old daughter to death. The defense has announced an appeal.
For the death of two-year-old P.V. The higher court in Zaječar imposed a life sentence, and the defense attorney of the convicted M.N. announced an appeal to the Court of Appeal in Niš.
This is the ninth first-degree sentence of life imprisonment in Serbia.
In his closing words, the acting prosecutor proposed to the court that M.N. for the criminal offense of aggravated murder, he is sentenced to the maximum sentence, i.e. to life imprisonment.
On the other hand, defense attorney Milinko Jovanović proposed to the court to sentence his client to 20 years in prison instead of life imprisonment.
In the autopsy report, which was submitted to the Higher Public Prosecutor’s Office in Zaječar after the girl’s death, the girl’s death occurred directly as a result of the cessation of breathing and cardiac activity, caused by “extensive severe head injuries and the consequent development of severe brain swelling”.
The child was also found to have other injuries, which collectively represent a serious, life-threatening physical injury.
The expertise of the court expert from the field of neuropsychiatry indicates that M.N. at the time of the murder, he was in a state of moderate intoxication, i.e. he was under the influence of alcohol with a blood alcohol level of 1.63 per thousand.
He is accused of hitting the two-year-old daughter of his common-law wife several times on the head and body in a rented apartment in Zaječar and seriously injuring her. The child was transported to the Health Center in Zaječar, where he died.