Brno – The Supreme Court rejected Adolf Hlubik’s appeal, thus definitively confirming the life sentence for the murder of a casino worker in Olomouc. The decision was made without a public hearing, ČTK was informed about the result by Igor Krajdl, the spokesman of the Ostrava Regional Court, whose Olomouc branch dealt with the case as the first instance. The full reasoning of the Supreme Court is not yet publicly available.
Hlubik, who was born in 1949, became the oldest life sentence in the Czech Republic last year. He received an exceptional sentence not only with regard to the last act, but also because of his criminal history. He was convicted thirteen times, including for the murder of a fellow prisoner in Leopoldov. He spent almost 50 years of his life behind bars.
The last robbery-murder happened on May 20, 2022, on Masarykova Street in Olomouc. Hlubik waited until all the visitors had left the game room, pulled out a revolver on the employee and demanded money from her. He stole the gun from his grandson. The attacked woman first tried to explain the act to him and grabbed the gun. Then Hlubik shot her in the head from less than a meter away. It all happened in 51 seconds. The shot woman fought for her life for ten months, she died in March 2023.
Hlubik did not deny the conflict. However, he claimed in court that he was aiming for the shoulder and pointed out that his eyesight was severely damaged. His lawyer did not agree with the legal qualification, according to him, Hlubik did not act with the intention of killing the victim. However, a clear camera recording testified against Hlubik, for example, which refutes his version.
After the rejection of the appeal by the Supreme Court, Hlubik could theoretically appeal to the Constitutional Court. However, he would have to argue a violation of his fundamental rights.
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