Germany to extradite suspect in killing of Bulgarian journalist soon

Published on 12 Oct 2018 7:39:03 PM

German authorities have approved the extradition of the suspect in the rape and murder of Bulgarian television journalist Viktoria Marinova.
Bulgarian Severin Krasimirov, 20, who was arrested in Germany, has agreed to an expedited procedure, meaning he should be sent to Bulgaria to stand trial within 10 days.
Marinova's brutal murder has triggered a debate over the extent of press freedom in the Balkan country and the rights of journalists to pursue investigative reporting.
The statement said Krasimirov denied intending to kill her, raping her or robbing her.