Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Polish suicide-bid prosecutor 'faced death threats'

A Polish military prosecutor who survived shooting himself at the end of a news conference says he had faced threats to his life.

Col Mikolaj Przybyl said there was a contract out to kill him and that he had been accused of wrongdoing.

Col Przybyl had been defending a military inquiry into media leaks related to the air crash that killed the Polish president in 2010.

He turned his gun on himself after asking reporters to leave the room.

"I wanted to commit suicide but I aimed wrong, the shot came too soon," Col Przybyl told state news agency PAP in a telephone call from his hospital bed.

"The shot went through the cheek, not through the head because I was in a hurry," he said. Read More