Romania was trashed after it appeared that the suspect in the murder of a 17-year-old was a serial killer who’d been released from prison.
The 17-year-old was doused in petrol and set alight in her house at Dârvari, south-west Romania, last Saturday, according to prosecutor Petrică Cercel.
She’s now in a crucial condition in hospital in the capital Bucharest after suffering burns on 90 percent of her body.
“The guy went into the woman’s home, got to the area, poured gas on her, then set her alight and then abandoned,” explained Cercel.
“Her grandmother was annoyed and when it had not been for her brother, then the woman would have burnt to death”
From the days leading up to the assault, the woman had left a rape complaint against the guy, based on Cercel.
The group had hauled via social networking, he added.
The 45-year-old defendant, that has been seized by authorities, was detained in 1994 for killing five people. He spent 25 years in prison but had been freed in May 2019 below a law which saw over 20,000 convicts released.
The situation has set Romania’s prisons under the spotlight and also sent a ripple through the nation’s criminal justice system.
On Tuesday, the Minister of Justice announced sacking the manager and deputy manager of Drobeta-Turnu-Severin prison to the conditional release of this defendant.
The sufferer’s 16-year-old brother is currently in the care and under the oversight of their local child protection solutions. A spokesperson stated that”the kid has been treated and counseled after having endured an unthinkable injury”.