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40-Year Jail Sentence For Bodiless Croatian Murder

Dragan Paravinja has been sentenced today in a Sibenik Court to 40-years jail for the attempted rape and murder of Antonija Bilic, a hitchhiker who went missing near Drnis (Sibenik-Knin County) back in 2011.

Bilic was last seen hitching in the village of Kricke, near Drnis in June 2011. After weeks of intensive police search, there was no sign of Bilic. Despite police not finding a body, they arrested truck driver Paravinja, who at the time told police he tried to rape the 17-year-old and then killed her. Paravinja then retracted his initial confession.

Paravinja was sentenced to six years for the attempted rape of Bilic, 35-years for her murder and another five-years for the attempted rape of a women in Omis, near Split in 2010, reported 24sata. Bilic’s body has still yet to be found.

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