Miroslav Marcek, one of the four defendants in a trial of the murder of 27-year-old Slovak journalist Jan Kuciak and his equally old fiancé, has today announced that he had committed both murders.
Two other defendants, including businessman Marian Kocner, who allegedly ordered the February 2018 murder, declared that they are innocent.
One defendant made no statement at the hearing on Monday.
The killing of Kuciak and his fiancée Martina Kušnírová caused great commotion and protests in Slovakia.
The Slovak investigative journalist Kuciak caused a lot of confusion and protests in Slovakia with his revelations of government and business corruption.