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Radovan Krejcir sentenced to 35 years behind bars
He is guilty of drug dealing, kidnapping and attempted murder.
His five co-accused were sentenced to 15 years each. Krejcir says he will be appealing his 35-year prison sentence. BOMB THREAT HALTS CASE WATCH: Bomb threat stops Krejcir sentencing. (Edited by Refilwe Pitjeng)
Earlier today, Krejcir launched four applications but they were denied in South Gauteng High Court.
Krejcir asked to have his cuffs removed, to call his lawyer, to call witnesses and requested special entry.
He then accused the judge of showing bias, saying he hasn’t been given a fair opportunity to argue his sentence.
Judge Colin Lamont argued that he has been given ample time to get legal representation and arrange witnesses.
Krejcir was sentenced to 25 years for drug dealing, 15 years for kidnapping and 15 years for attempted murder.
Ten years of counts two and three will run concurrently with count one meaning he has been sentenced to an effective 35 years in prison.
Krejcir's co-accused also indicated they would appeal their sentences.
Yesterday, sentencing proceedings in his case came to an abrupt halt when a police officer entered court and informed the prosecutor of a bomb threat.
Police officers told lawyers and members of the public to leave the court building.
Krejcir had been pushing for a postponement for most of the day, saying his newly appointed lawyer wasn't available to represent him.
Later, he said he wanted to call witnesses including his psychologist and social worker and then stated he needed an interpreter.
Eventually, Judge Colin Lamont gave him until today to arrange it.
His five co-accused were sentenced to 15 years each.
Krejcir says he will be appealing his 35-year prison sentence.
BOMB THREAT HALTS CASE
WATCH: Bomb threat stops Krejcir sentencing.
(Edited by Refilwe Pitjeng)
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