A former municipal police officer could be getting off from multiple murder charges after going on a shooting spree that left three Roma dead and two injured in Hurbanovo back in June this year, thanks to a ruling that he was not in his right mind at the time.
The man, MJ, has been given a psychiatric appraisal that says he couldn’t have realised the danger of his actions and that he couldn’t control himself. The appraisal also says he belongs in a mental institution, as his behaviour might repeat itself. Armed with a gun and heading to a whole family with intent therefore seems excusable.
The police are bemused by the appraisal, with SME daily citing police commissioner Tibor Gaspar as saying”we regard the appraisal as unclear” The appraisal classes the killer as suffering paranoid personality disorder, and if the diagnosis stands, MJ will be sent to the nuthouse for treatment instead of spending 25 years behind bars for the daylight slaying of a family.