Father from hell sentenced: Kurti was "blackout" when he killed baby in Zemun; he'll serve 35 years
Kurtisi showed remorse and justified his actions by saying he was on anti-depression medication and at the same time had consumed a lot of alcohol
The Higher Court in Belgrade today sentenced Kurti Kurtisi (30) to 35 years in prison, on charges that he beat his 15-month-old son D.M. to death in June 2015.
Kurtisi was was found guilty on charges of aggravated murder of a child, it has been confirmed for Tanjug.
This is the first instance verdict which both the prosecution and the defense can lodge appeals against before the Appellate Court.
The murder of the toddler happened in an apartment in Vojni Put Street in Zemun, Belgrade, when the mother went to the grocery store, leaving her son in the apartment with Kurtisi.
Whenshe returned, she found the child battered, lying on the floor. The boy died five days later in the Emergency Center.
Kurtisi showed remorse and justified his actions by saying he was on anti-depression medication and at the same time had consumed a lot of alcohol, stating also that he attacked the child while experiencing a "blackout."
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