Bulgaria's Prosecution Denies Palfreeman Transfer to AustraliaCrime | July 9, 2013, Tuesday // 10:56| views
The Bulgarian Prosecutor's Office has officially denied a request by its Australian counterpart to transfer to his home country a young Australian national sentenced to 20 years in jail for murder.
Jock Palfreeman was sentenced for the December 2007 stabbing murder of a young Bulgarian man and the attempted murder of his friend in a street fight in Sofia.
In its decision, the Bulgarian prosecution states that according to the Convention on the Transfer of Sentenced Persons, transfer is a legal option among others.
Bulgaria's Chief Prosecutor Sotir Tsatsarov has decided that the small time spent by Palfreeman in jail, currenly 5 years and 10 month, is not enough to fulfill the goals of his punishment.
The prosecution also adds that the Australian has committed a number of grave delinquencies while serving his sentence.
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