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SUSPECT IN BŐNY POLICE SLAYING SENTENCED TO LIFE IN PRISON

 

István Györkös, the suspect in the killing of a police officer in Bőny, in north-west Hungary, was sentenced to life in prison for murder by a Szombathely court. The non-binding verdict also convicted the 78-year-old founder of the paramilitary group Magyar Nemzeti Arcvonal (Hungarian National Front) of illegal use of a firearm.

On October 26, 2016, police tried to conduct a search of Györkös’s property because it was suspected that he had kept illegal firearms. Györkös fired shots at the policemen, killing veteran officer Péter Pálvölgyi.