was Slovenian serial killer, born 29 May 1968, Novo
mesto, Slovenia,† 28 and died in April 2007, Ljubljana,
Silvo killed his first victim
Marjanca Matjašič on 16 February 1990 in Slovenia.
He was sentenced to 15 years in prison. In 2003 he
was conditionally released.
He killed second victim, Jasmina
Djosic (25), on 18 November 2004 in Aleksinac,
Serbia. He escaped to Slovenia. Slovenia refused
extradition in spite of warrant from Serbia.
Silvo killed his third victim,
Ljubica Ulcar, on 24 February 2006 and wounded her
husband Miro Ulcar.
A court in Ljubljana, Slovenia gave
him a sentence of 30 years in prison on 2 October 2006
for killing Ljubica Ulcar and a court in Nis, Serbia
gave him a sentence of 40 years on 26 April 2007 for
killing Jasmina Djosic.
Silvo committed a suicide by
overdosing on sleeping pills on 28 April 2007 in prison
The Ljubljana District Court
sentenced 38-year-old Silvo Plut to 30 years in prison for the brutal
murder of Ljubica Ulcar and the attempted murder and maltreatment of
Plut’s lawyer Andrej Zabjek has
already announced he would lodge an appeal and stressed that a prison
sentence is unsuitable for a person who is so badly disturbed (as Plut).
Zabjek believes Plut should be “humanised”, as suggested during the
trial by Janez Rugelj, one of Slovenia’s most controversial
psychiatrists. The prosecutor said she would not lodge an appeal, as the
court had fully considered all the circumstances that affect the
Although the court sentenced Plut
to a total of 40 years and 5 months in prison - 30 for the brutal murder
of Ljubica Ulcar, 10 for the attempted murder of her husband and a five
months for the maltreatment of the latter - the highest sentence in
Slovenia amounts to 30 years.
Judge Barbara Trebec Debeljak also
decreed that Plut would remain in custody until the verdict is final due
to flight risk. Plut has been given 15 days after he receives the
verdict to appeal at the Higher Court.
Plut has a long history of criminal
acts, including a 1998 conviction of rape and a 15-year sentence in 1990
for murdering a former schoolmate. He was released on probation after 13
years in prison. He is moreover sought on a murder charge in Serbia for
the brutal killing of a 25-year old woman in November 2004. The murder
of Ljubica Ulcar caused outrage in Slovenia, including calls for
sanctions against those responsible for failing to treat Plut as a
potential menace to society.