Stabbing at a party is handled by the court. I don’t want to fight, I won’t stand a chance, the defendant defends himself

The fight took place in early August. “After the umpteenth verbal and physical altercation during a lively dance party, the defendant attacked the victim with a knife he had previously brought from his home and stabbed him at least six times in the head and neck, knowing that such an act could lead to death. . “Without immediate assistance and urgent surgery, the victim would have died,” said prosecutor Marek Vagai.

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Smetana pleaded not guilty before the criminal panel of the Brno court and described in detail the atrocities she endured on that fateful night at the hands of acquaintances from the same city. It is said that they came into conflict several times during the entertainment and, according to Smetana, it was he who was beaten.

“I was so drunk I didn’t want to take a shower. I knew I didn’t stand a chance,” he told the court.

Photo: Petr Kozelka, Law

Roman Smetana in court.

When he comes home from the party and sees in the mirror how his fists have marked him with juice from a previous fight, he grabs a knife, saying that he will take revenge by stabbing a tire.

“But they just came out, we started screaming again and he just beat me up,” he explained, adding that “somehow automatically” he reached into his pocket and brandished a knife. “But nothing was targeted. I was hit from one side and the other, then stopped and he said: you stabbed me,” explains Smetana.

The man who was stabbed himself doesn’t remember much from that fateful weekend. He admitted that he was involved in several fights with the defendant. According to him, the bloody clash occurred while he was walking home with his neighbour. “There, in the shop, Roman was standing in front of me, he didn’t say anything. I told him it wasn’t enough for him, and then I don’t remember anything,” he shrugs.

The Senate chaired by Petr Jirsa will issue a verdict in the case after hearing testimony from experts and other witnesses.

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