Flyer prospect Ladislav Scurko has been accused of murdering a hockey referee over failure to repay a debt.
According to Slovak TV, the 23-year-old center, who was a sixth-round pick of the Flyers in 2004, has been charged with stabbing referee Marek Liptag 14 times.
Liptag’s decomposed body was reportedly dumped in a shallow grave in a forest where it was found. The killing is believed to have occurred months ago off a roadway near Kosice, Slovakia, according to newspaper reports.
Scurko, who is Slovakian, played briefly for former Flyer general manager Russ Farwell in Seattle.
Flyers GM Paul Holmgren said the club was withholding comment until more information was known.
Friday, April 24, 2009
Anyone Surprised This Guy Was Drafted By The Flyers?
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