A former police officer Jozef H (38) brutally killed his two elderly neighbours last Saturday in Velka Lehota, apparently over a land dispute.
The man owned up to his crime a few days later, according to daily SME.sk, in the knowledge that the police would catch him sooner or later anyway, but it seems they were already on his trail. He now faces the possibility of life imprisonment.
The family of the murdered couple became concerned when they did not pick up their phones, so they went to the house, only to find it abandoned, with their phones and other personal belongings still inside.
After an extensive police search for the bodies, it turns out that the killer had stored the corpses at his own house. The police found also guns and the clothing the man was wearing when he committed the murders. The perpetrator left the service five years ago at his own request.
The death of the two pensioners was down to a dispute over title to an access road to their properties. The former police officer pulled out a gun and shot them after an argument. He also mutilated the bodies to the extent that one officers said he had “never seen anything like it”.