Former WHL F Ladislav Scurko, 23, is reported to have confessed to murdering a referee.
According to a story posted at www.hockeysverige.se, Scurko, a Slovakian, was arrested Thursday by Slovakian police.
According to the website, he is “suspected of the murder of referee Mark Liptaje, in December 2007. (It is) a deed which Scurko later pleaded guilty to the police during questioning.”
According to police spokesman Karol Raven, Scurko “cut the victim in the chest with an unknown object several times.” The body was dumped in a forested area outside Poprad and was not found for a year.
The website reported that “according to police, the attack” wasn’t “premeditated” but was “done impulsively.” Scurko could receive 15 years to life if he is convicted.
Scurko played two seasons (2004-06) with the Seattle Thunderbirds and 12 games with the Tri-City Americans in 2006-07. He played this season with Kosice, which won the Slovakian championship. . . . He was a sixth-round selection by the Philadelphia Flyers in the NHL’s 2004 draft.
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