ZAGREB, March 18, 2020 – The Zadar County Court on Wednesday sentenced Josip Rođak to 30 years’ imprisonment and mandatory psychiatric treatment for the attempted murders of his four children on the island of Pag in 2019.
Rođak, 54, was given eight years for each attempted murder for a combined sentence of 30 years.
Around 6 a.m. on 28 February 2019, in a house he was renting with his wife, he took the four sleeping children out of bed and threw them one by one off a balcony, 5 m from the ground, with the intention to kill them.
Two girls and one boy were seriously injured, while another girl sustained light injuries.
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