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Scandalous decision: Supreme Court rules retrial for ‘Monster’ case

The Supreme Court accepted Friday the appeal filled by the defense in the ‘Monster’ case – murder of five people near Smilkovo Lake in 2012. The court annuls the first and second-degree verdicts and returns the case to the Basic Court for retrial.

Last month, Public Prosecutor Liljana Spasovska requested a retrial on the case, saying that the existence of wiretapped conversations could alter the course of the legal proceedings.

‘The court is obliged to see that justice is served,’ she said.

Six people have been sentenced to life in prison for the Smilkovo Lake killings.

Kire Trickovski, Filip Slavkovski, Cvetanco Ackovski, Aleksandar Nakjevski and Borce Stefanovski were found slain near Smilkovo Lake on 13 April 2012 on the eve of Easter.