Court confirms sentence for Dam hit

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10 March 2005, AMSTERDAM — The Appeals Court in Amsterdam has upheld the 15-year sentence imposed on E. V., 38, for shooting and killing Bulgarian crime boss Konstantin Dimitrov in central Amsterdam in December 2003.

10 March 2005

AMSTERDAM — The Appeals Court in Amsterdam has upheld the 15-year sentence imposed on E. V., 38, for shooting and killing Bulgarian crime boss Konstantin Dimitrov in central Amsterdam in December 2003.

The court rejected the defendant's claims he was not the man who shot Dimitrov at point blank range in broad daylight on Dam Square, across the road from the Royal Palace.

The bullet passed through Dimitrov's head and struck the victim's girlfriend, Bulgarian photo model Tstetsi Petkova, 23. She survived, but lost an eye.

Dozens of passers-by witnessed the attack. The killer ran off and police who pursued him later arrested V. as he sat in a cafe.

Dimitrov and his girlfriend had been staying at the Krasnapolsky Hotel on Dam Square since the start of November 2003. The drugs baron had fled Bulgaria after surviving an earlier gangland shoot out.

V. was previously convicted for the shooting by Amsterdam Court in June 2004. Both the prosecution and defence appealed the ruling.

[Copyright Expatica News 2005]

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