The Court of Appeal has upheld the life sentence for Koço Buzo, the former policeman who killed his wife Liljana Buzo .
The serious event happened on May 6, 2021 after the court session for the divorce process between them. The perpetrator of the crime did not appear at the hearing and was waiting with a knife and Kalashnikov in his hand outside the Court of Elbasan.
Buzo first stabbed his ex-wife and then shot her 7 times in the back with a Kalashnikov, leaving the mother of his 3 children dead on the spot.
The Court of Appeal of General Jurisdiction informs as follows:
In the Court of First Instance of the Elbasan General Jurisdiction, the trial was held regarding the criminal case that belongs to the defendant with the initials KB, accused of committing the criminal offense "Murder in other qualifying circumstances", remaining in the trial, provided from article 79 letters "ë" and 22 of the Criminal Code, "Murder due to family relations", provided by article 79/c of ??the Criminal Code, for the criminal offense of "Disruption of public peace", provided for by article 274 of Penal Code as well as "Unauthorized possession and production of weapons, explosive weapons and ammunition", provided by article 278/1 of the Penal Code.
The alleged fact is related to the event that happened on 06.05.2021, around 12:30, in the neighborhood "5 Maj" in Elbasan, near the intersection below the Elbasan Court of First Instance, the citizen with the initials KB fired a firearm his wife, a citizen with the initials LB, who died as a result.
Court of First Instance of Elbasan General Jurisdiction, with decision no. 235 (13-2023-1607), dated 27.04.2023 decided:
- The guilty plea of ??the defendant KB, with the security measure of "arrest in prison" for committing the criminal offense of "Murder due to family relations", provided by article 79/c of ??the Criminal Code, and on the basis of this article, the punishment of him with life imprisonment.
The appeal case was examined on the basis of the appeal made by the defendant with the initials KB, who requested:
• Change of decision no. 235 (13-2023-1607) dated 27.04.2023 of the Court of First Instance of General Jurisdiction Elbasan and sending the case for retrial to the same court with a different panel.
At the end of the trial, today on 06.12.2023, the Court of Appeal of General Jurisdiction, composed of the panel with Judge Relator Mr. Fuat Vjerdha and member Mrs. Irena Brahimi and Mr. Genti Dokollari, decided:
Enforcing decision no. 235 (13-2023-1607) dated 27.04.2023 of the Court of First Instance of Elbasan General Jurisdiction.
COURT OF APPEALS OF GENERAL JURISDICTION