Paul “Jock” Palfreeman, the Australian accused of the murder of Andrey Monov and the attempted murder of Antoan Zahariev on the night of December 28, 2007, faced court for the first time today in Sofia, Bulgaria, having previously been denied bail. Palfreeman is pleading not guilty to both charges. If found guilty, Palfreeman could be sentenced to between 10 and 20 years in jail or life imprisonment with or without the possibility of commuted sentence. Palfreeman could also be ordered to pay compensation to Monov’s family if found guilty.
Family faces $200k compo fine for murder, Charles Miranda, The Daily Telegraph, May 22, 2008
First hearing in Australian stabber’s case, Petar Kostadinov, Sofia Echo, May 21, 2008
Case Opened, The Frontier Times, May 21, 2008
Case of Bulgarian Boy Murder by Australian Stabber Enters Court, novinite.com, May 21, 2008
On a somewhat odd note, another report in the Bulgarian media (Online blog and website keep Joе Paul Freeman in countenance, FOCUS Information Agency, May 21, 2008) states that “Meanwhile there is online blog in the support of Joе Paul Freeman which is focused on the unfairly Bulgarian justice due to the fact that Andrei’s father is prominent psychotherapist. There is also online website in memory of Andei.” The former is presumably either a reference to this blog or to one of two Facebook sites maintained by Jock’s friends in Australia: JOCK PALFREEMAN IS NOT GUILTY and Comrade Jock Palfreeman: a group for those who support and love the man!.
- Jock Palfreeman : Update, January 26, 2008
‘Murder accused has star status’ (Er… Marnie? Um…), January 20, 2008
Palfreeman not scared, did duty (says Mister Miranda), January 7, 2008
Happy New Year, Suckers! // Justice 4 Jock, January 1, 2008