Closing speeches in Vítkov case to be heard in early October


Closing speeches of the prosecution, defence counsels and defendants in the Vítkov case, in which four men stand accused of a firebomb attack on a Roma family, will be heard in the first week of October. A court in Ostrava on Thursday finished hearing evidence and adjourned the trial until October 5 and 6.

The men allegedly threw fire bombs into the Roma’s home in Vítkov, northern Moravia in April 2009. A two year-old girl suffered severe burns in the attack and doctors say it will permanently affect her health. If found guilty, the four men could be given life sentences.