Everything about the indictment of the “Monster” case was done according to law and based on evidence, prosecutor Gordana Geskovska told “Meta” News Agency, who represented the prosecution for the murder of five at Smiljkovsko Lake, told.
Geshkovska did not want to comment on the request from the Public Prosecutor’s Office to annull the verdicts made by the Criminal Court and the Court of Appeals and return the “Monster” case fot a retrial, adding that the Supreme Court, which has the final say, should decide on the matter.
“I, as a prosecutor, acted in that case and did everything on the basis of evidence and by the law. Everything was done according to law. The case had a verdict from the first instance, which was confirmed by the second instance verdict with a five-member council”, says Geskovska.
She adds that the charges under the law are subject to the control and evaluation by the court.
-“As with any other case, the court decides whether the indictment is in order and whether it is based on evidence – emphasizes the prosecutor.
Spasoska’s request, who is also the acting Head of the Public Prosecutor’s Office, who replaced Marko Zvrlevski after he was dismissed, is due to an “uncertain factual situation”, but also because of the possible existence of wiretapped conversations owned by the Special Prosecutor’s Office which could change the course of the hearing, reports “Television 24 “.
The prosecutor also asked the court to consider the appeals of the sentenced defendants for the murder of five people at Smilkovsko Lake, who today, before the Supreme Court, rejected the accusations that they were the executors of the massacre and again claimed their innocent.
According to the lawyers of the suspects, there is no evidence that they are perpetrators of the murders, and the verdicts of the Criminal and Appellate Court are biased and unfair. The defense has also noted the testimony of a protected witness, who, according to lawyers, is contradictory.
They also pointed out that, according to the judicial expertise, the time of the victims’ death could not be accurately determined, and the witnesses did not recognize the defendants.
Alil Demiri, Afrim and Agim Ismailovic, Ezim and Haki Aziri and Samil Ljuta were sentenced to life in prison for the murder of five people at Smiljkovo Lake. The massacre near Smilkovo Lake occurred on April 12th, 2012, on Good Thursday, before the great Christian holiday Easter, when boys Kire Trickovski, Filip Slavkovski, Cvetancho Ackovski, Aleksandar Nakevski and fisherman Borce Stefanovski were murdered.