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The former footballer stabbed his friend in the back with a knife. There is a sentence

The former footballer stabbed his friend in the back with a knife. There is a sentence

  • The incident took place in 2020 in the apartment of a 36-year-old colleague Patryk Z. During the meeting, Patryk Z. stuck a knife in the man’s back, and then ran out of the apartment
  • The 26-year-old Patryk Z. is a former footballer, Polish U-18 representative, in the past he played, among others in Lechia Gdańsk and Arka Gdynia
  • Judge Rostanowska also emphasized that Patryk Z. at the time of stabbing his colleague “was not fully sane” but “he moved into such a state himself” – she explained in the justification
  • At the announcement of the verdict, there was no representative of the prosecutor’s office or the defender of the accused. Patryk Z., who is in the Correctional Facility in Czarne, was not brought to court
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The trial against Patryk Z., sentenced in June this year, ended in the Court of Appeal in Gdańsk on Wednesday. by the judgment of the District Court in Słupsk for 10 years in prison in the therapeutic system for attempted murder.

Alina Miłosz-Kloczkowska, the judge of the Court of Appeal, the chairman of the jury emphasized that the court upheld the appealed judgment issued by the District Court in Słupsk.

The incident took place in 2020 in the apartment of a 36-year-old friend of Patryk Z. At that time, both men were playing computer games and taking drugs. During the meeting Patryk Z. stabbed the man in the back with a knifethen ran out of the apartment shouting that someone was trying to kill him. The 36-year-old was then hospitalized in a serious condition.

The 26-year-old Patryk Z. is a former footballer, Polish U-18 representative, in the past he played, among others in Lechia Gdańsk and Arka Gdynia.

District Court in Słupsk in June this year. he sentenced the man to 10 years in prison in the therapeutic system. In addition, the court ordered a man to exercise the rights of the victim 20 thousand. PLN as compensation for the harm suffered by the crime.

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Appeals against the verdict were filed by the defendant’s defense counsel and the prosecutor. The defense lawyer asked for the accused to be acquitted or for a change of qualification for unintentionally causing serious damage to health. He explained that Patryk Z. attacked his friend while under the influence of drugs, and immediately after stabbing him with a knife, he ran out of the apartment and went to the gas station, where – according to the defense lawyer – he was looking for help. The prosecutor, on the other hand, demanded a change in the classification of the act from possible intent to direct intention and 15 years imprisonment and 50,000 PLN compensation.

On Wednesday, judge of the Court of Appeal Dorota Rostankowska, reading the justification, said that “both appeals turned out to be ineffective”.

– It is not as the prosecutor claims, at least it was not established in the factual findings that the victim was escaping – emphasized the judge.

She added that “when it comes to intention, the court must take into account not only the objective circumstances: what was the blow and where, but also the subjective circumstances: whether it is possible to infer from the defendant’s previous behavior that he wanted the victim to die”. She emphasized that it should be pointed out that “there was no conflict between the accused and the aggrieved party”.

Judge Rostanowska also emphasized that Patryk Z. at the moment of stabbing his colleague with a knife “he was not fully sane” but “he moved himself into such a state” – she explained in the justification.

“He had neither disabled nor limited sanity, so that this could have an impact on the sentence,” the judge said, adding that the accused was in such a mental state that “it was not his direct intention to kill the victim.”

In its justification, the judge also referred to the appeal of Patryk Z.

– This is not a situation in which he tried to save the victim. His behavior resulted from the state in which he was, the judge announced.

At the announcement of the verdict, there was no representative of the prosecutor’s office or the defender of the accused. Patryk Z., who is in the Correctional Facility in Czarne, was not brought to court. The judgment is final.

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