The new Budapest trial of the twice-convicted Hungarian Nazi war criminal Sandor Kepiro continued in Budapest today, when the court determined that the 97 year old was perectly competent mentally to continue. To avoid unduly taxing the defendant’s energy, authorities decided for sessions of forty-minutes each rather than the customary three consecutive hours.
Sound problems were overcome with relative ease enabling the hard-of-hearing suspect to hear and respond without delay to queries.
See previous coverage on DefendingHistory.com:
16 Dec 2010; 20 Jan 2011; 28 April 2011; 3 May 2011; 5 May 2011
The trial continues next week on Tursday, Thursday and Friday, with a possible verfict slated for June 3rd. That timeline could be thwarted by various factors, including possible motions by the accused’s attorney.