In a definitive verdict issued by a Gdansk court on Tuesday, Stefan Wilmont, the assailant responsible for the tragic killing of Gdansk’s Mayor, Pawel Adamowicz, has been sentenced to life in prison. The incident took place during a charity concert in Gdansk on January 13, 2019, where Adamowicz was fatally stabbed and succumbed to his injuries in the hospital the following day. Wilmont, aged 27 at the time, was promptly apprehended at the crime scene.
Following a comprehensive three-year investigation and a year-long trial, Wilmont received a life sentence in a Gdansk court in March 2023. On Tuesday, the Gdansk District Court dismissed the appeal from Wilmont’s defense regarding the severity of the sentence, affirming the life imprisonment charges. The court altered the rationale of the previous judgment, acknowledging, at the family’s request, that Adamowicz was not merely a “random victim.”
As part of the sentence, Wilmont will be eligible for parole after serving 40 years in prison. The court mandated that he undergo therapy and rehabilitation within a specialized penitentiary system. Additionally, Wilmont has been stripped of his public rights for 10 years. The culmination of this legal process brings a measure of closure to the tragic events that unfolded during that fateful charity concert.