Biography for Đorđe Ždrale,
Prison didn’t do much to straighten out Đorđe Ždrale. In April, 2010 he was sentenced to 20-years in a Bosnia and Herzegovina prison for murdering Ljubiša Savić, AKA Mauzer, the former head of the Republika Srpska Police Administration. At trial, a court found he agreed to carry out the hit while sitting in prison for a previous murder conviction in Sarajevo. And police said he still runs his gang from a prison cell today.

Born in Sarajevo, Centar Borough, on May 6, 1967, he graduated from a mechanical high school and served in the RS Army in 1995. Since then, he’s spent the past 15 years engaged in killings, beatings and running his criminal gang, police said. Zdrale’s assassination of Mauzer, the famed war-time commander of the Panthers, an elite unit of the RS Army, was particularly cold and precise. Other members of the murder plot – who Zdrale refused to identify -- bought 2 military M-70 AB 7.62 mm automatic rifles with huge destructive power at close range; a large quantity of 7.62 mm bullets with standard and armor-piercing projectiles; a Toyota Camry; communication devices; a few pairs of rubber gloves and clothes. They followed him in order to gather intelligence on his residence, the vehicles he used, the people he met with and places he went. All that surveillance happened while Ždrale was in prison serving a 7-year sentence for a 1998 murder. When the plotters had lined up their victim, Zdrale obtained an unusual furlough, allowing him to walk free from June 5 through June 12. The furlough was not recorded in prison logs, giving him an alibi. Then, on June 7, 2000, between 8:30 PM and 8:50 PM, in Bijeljina, at an intersection near the railway station, Ždrale fired three short automatic weapon bursts at Savić’s vehicle. Thirteen shots in all, six striking Savic. He died instantly, and Zdrale took off and returned to prison. He was finally brought to justice this year. No one else has been charged in connection with the killing. Beside the 1998 murder conviction, Zdrale has at least one other run-in with the law. In 2004 he badly beat another prisoner and was charged inflicting sever bodily injries. He was found not guilty at a 2006 trial.
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