Trial against Ivica Pintarić for the war crime against civilians under Article 120, paragraph 1 of the OKZRH.
The indictment no. K-DO-312/10 of 3 February 2012 issued by the Zagreb ŽDO charges defendant Ivica Pintarić that in his capacity as member of HV Independant Sniper Company, in the village near Mrkonjić Grad in the Republic of Bosnia and Hercegovina on not precisely determined day during September and October 1995, he entered the house where he found two unidentified persons, a man and a woman, and killed them on the spot by firing several shots from automatic “Kalashnikov” rifle and therefore he committed a war crime against civilians referred to in Article 120, paragraph 1 of the OKZRH.
Zagreb County Court
Case file no.: K-rz-10/2012
War Crimes Council (the panel): judge Zdravko Majerović, Council President, judges Erna Dražanić and Mirko Klinžić, Council Members
Indictment: no. K-DO-312/10 of 3 February 2012 issued by the Zagreb ŽDO,
Prosecution: Jurica Ilić, Zagreb County Deputy State’s Attorney
Criminal offence: war crime against civilians under Article 120, paragraph 1 of the OKZRH
Defendant: Ivica Pintarić, serving the prison sentence in Lepoglava for the commission of another criminal offence
Defence: Juro Martinović, lawyer practising in Zagreb
Victims – killed: one unidentified male person and one unidentified female person
TRIAL MONITORING REPORTS
ZLOČIN KOD MRKONJIĆ GRADA II main hearing monitoring reports (available in Croatian)
On 9 May 2012, the Zagreb County Court’s War Crimes Council pronounced a judgement according to which defendant Pintarić, pursuant to Article 354, point 3 (it has not been proven that he committed a criminal offence as charged), is acquitted.