Kvitova tells court of knife ****** horror

Tennis player Petra Kvitova leaves the Brno Regional Court docket after testified within the case of Radim Zondra on February 5, 2019, in Brno, Czech RepublicChecklist copyright
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Petra Kvitova testified by video hyperlink at Brno Regional Court docket

Australian Starting up finalist Petra Kvitova has given graphic testimony at the trial of the man accused of stabbing her in her house within the Czech Republic.

She suffered hurt to ligaments and tendons in her playing left hand when preventing off an intruder in 2016.

The principal person had surgical treatment and returned to tennis 5 months after the assault.

“There became blood all around the put apart,” she stated by video-hyperlink to defend away from being within the identical room as the suspect, who denies the allegations.

The suspect, 33-year-dilapidated Radim Zondra, faces 12 years in penal complex if convicted. He’s at this time serving one more penal complex sentence for a separate offence.

His colleagues procure stated in courtroom that at the time of the incident, in December 2016, he became at work.

What did Kvitova insist?

She stated the suspect rang the doorbell and he or she allowed him to enter as she became awaiting a doping test. She stated he claimed he had technique to heart of attention on the boiler.

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While checking the unusual water within the lavatory, Zondra allegedly grabbed Kvitova from within the help of sooner than preserving a knife to her throat.

In a fight to free herself, the knife badly injured her left hand.

She stated she supplied Zondra money to recede, and he accredited some 10,000 Czech crowns (£341; $440).

Her tendons, fingers and nerves were broken, ensuing in a four-hour surgical treatment.

Kvitova made no public comments after the testimony nonetheless her spokesman stated she became pleased to put apart it within the help of her, AP info company studies.

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