LUBLAJANA, Slovenia – A Slovenian court on Friday sentenced a 22-year-old woman to two years in prison for intentionally cutting off her hand by a fraudulent insurance claim circular.
The district court in Ljubljana said Julija ic Dalecic agreed with her boyfriend to amputate her left arm at the capital’s home in early 2019. He was convicted of attempting insurance fraud.
About a year ago, he signed contracts with five different insurance companies, the court said. The woman stood up to collect more than 1 million euros, about half were paid immediately and the rest in regular monthly installments.
Her boyfriend was sentenced to three years in prison while her father received a one-year suspended sentence.
The pair took him to hospital, saying he was injured while looking at the branches. Officials said they leave the broken arm behind rather than bring it to the hospital to make sure the disability remains permanent. But the police recovered and he rejoined.
Prosecutors said that days before the incident, Adlesic’s partner searched the Internet for information on how the prosthetic arm works. They claimed that this was another proof that it was done on purpose.
During the trial, the woman claimed her innocence, saying she would never have intentionally cut off his hand.
“No one wants to be disabled,” he told the court. “My youth is gone. I lost my arm at the age of 20. Only I know how it happened. “
The trial has attracted a lot of public and media attention in the small alpine state.
Judge Marjeta Dwornik said: “We believe this sentence is fair and appropriate and will serve its purpose.
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