Monday, 26. January 2015
28. 08. 14. - 16:00
A woman blinded in one eye when a gunman shot her in a supermarket checkout row has turned down his plea to drop the case in return for 50,000 Euros (40,000 GBP) compensation.
Victim Daniela Borz, 23, and her father Dan were queuing to pay at the shop in Bucharest, the capital of Romania, when they accused two women of queue jumping.
Within minutes the women had called their brother - local thug Mihai Chirita, 35, - who stormed in spraying cartridges from a high powered gas gun.
Daniela was hit in the eye as she threw herself in front of her father.
Now judges have heard how Chirita - facing firearms and attempted murder charges - tried to buy off his victim with compensation.
"At first he offered me 50,000 Euros and then added a flat to the offer. But I'd want more - something like 1,000,000 Euros. But how could you ever trust someone like that?" she told the court.
"I’m a girl who was shot in the eye while trying to protect my father.
"I’m the one with permanent damage and a lot of sorrow and pain. I did it to protect my father who raised and educated me," she added.
Victim Daniela also objected to an appeal for Chirita to be released from prison on bail while he awaits trial with his sisters and their father, who also joined in the shooting.
"How can you feel safe when you know the man who attacked you and his family who helped him live right on your doorstep?
"We were not the first nor the last people they’ve attacked. Of course they shouldn't be free before the case is heard," she said.
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