Prosecutors demand 20 years for Indonesian accused of murdering Slovak woman in Bali

The Indonesian suspect is identified by his initials LP. Photo: Denpasar Police/Instagram
The Indonesian suspect is identified by his initials LP. Photo: Denpasar Police/Instagram

Prosecutors at the Denpasar District Court demanded 20 years in prison for the Indonesian man indicted of murdering a Slovak woman in January, alleging that the murder was premeditated. 

“The defendant has sought to kill another human being purposefully and it was premeditated. [We] demand that he be sentenced to 20 years in prison,” prosecutor Made Lovi Pusnawan said during a virtual trial held yesterday. 

A 29-year-old Slovakian national identified as AS was found covered in blood with a stab wound on her neck in January. She reportedly got into a fight with the suspect, identified as LP, before he stabbed her. 

Police later revealed that AS and LP had been in a relationship, and alleged that LP committed the crime because the victim ended the relationship. 

“The suspect was broken-hearted because the victim broke up with him. He then wanted to get back together, but [she] refused,” Denpasar Police Chief Jansen Avitus Panjaitan said at the time. 

Premeditated murder under Indonesia’s criminal code (KUHP) is punishable by a minimum of 20 years in prison, with the maximum punishment being the death penalty.

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