Serbian hooligan gets 30 years for murder

BY foxsports • December 10, 2009

A soccer hooligan in Serbia has been convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to 30 years in prison for a 2006 brawl that left one rival fan dead.

Chaos runs riot

    Belgrade District Court has ruled that 24-year-old Bojan Hrvatin stabbed the victim to death during the fight that took place on a train. The judge said the attack had been planned in advance.

    The harsh sentencing signals apparent state resolve to curb hooligan violence.

    Fan groups have been behind recent attacks on liberals, gays and foreigners in Serbia, including the fatal beating of a French Toulouse fan in September.

    Three other fans of Belgrade club Rad also were convicted Thursday of taking part in the fight and sentenced to up to three years in prison.

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