Former convict Ivan Jonák dies at 59


Ivan Jonák, a Czech businessman who served 18 years in prison for ordering the killing of his wife in the 1990s and the attempted murder of her lover, has died at the age of 59. The news was confirmed by his lawyer Jan Červenka and first reported by the tabloid Blesk. Jonák, released two years ago, never admitted to his crimes and had said upon his release he would try to clear his name. Jonák’s trial was among the most closely-watched in the Czech Republic in the 1990s.