Suicide-attempt turns into manslaughter

26-06-2007

A Prague court has sent a man who killed one person and seriously injured another in an alleged attempt to commit suicide to three years in jail. He has also been banned from driving for a period of ten years. The verdict was manslaughter although initially Tomas Kosar was suspected of murder. On the fatal day Kosar first swallowed some pills and then got into his car and drove it into an oncoming vehicle on the road. The woman driving it died and another passenger was seriously injured. The state attorney pointed out that someone who wanted to commit suicide would have driven the car into a tree or over a cliff without the risk of harming others in the process, but he had no evidence to support the theory that Kosar had selected a specific car with the intention of killing or harming its driver.