Skip to Content

Albanian jailed for life over killing of 2 Czech tourists

KIFI

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania’s Supreme Court has upheld a life sentence imposed on a local man for the killing of two Czech tourists during a carjacking robbery in 2015. Sokol Mjacaj, 27, was convicted of killing the two tourists in Prekal village, some 130 kilometers (80 miles) north of the capital Tirana. Mjacaj admitted to the killings and said he had aimed to rob the couple. Local media said he was arrested after trying to sell a camera that had belonged to the Czechs. Tuesday’s verdict follow’s Mjacaj’s appeal against two previous guilty rulings by lower courts. The number of Czech tourists visiting Albania has increased significantly in recent years. Most come by car.

Article Topic Follows: AP National

Associated Press

BE PART OF THE CONVERSATION

KIFI Local News 8 is committed to providing a forum for civil and constructive conversation.

Please keep your comments respectful and relevant. You can review our Community Guidelines by clicking here

If you would like to share a story idea, please submit it here.

Skip to content