Closing speeches in Vítkov case to be heard in early October

16-09-2010

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.