Tag: Viktoria Marinova
The case shocked Bulgaria and drew strong international condemnation as observers suspected a possible connection between the crime and Marinova's work.
A 20-year-old Bulgarian suspect, named as Severin Krasimirov, was tracked down and arrested in the northern German town of Stade, near Hamburg, on Tuesday.
The 20-year-old suspect, who was arrested on Tuesday on a European warrant, had said during questioning that he did not want to kill the victim and denied raping her.
German police confirmed a 20-year-old man was arrested in the town of Stade near Hamburg on suspicion of raping, robbing and killing Marinova.
Marinova was the only journalist who agreed to host journalists investigating alleged high-level graft and misuse of EU funds.
Marinova is the third journalist to be murdered in Europe this year after Jan Kuciak in Slovakia in February and Daphne Caruana Galizia in Malta in October 2017.