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Former lawyer for Milosevic shot dead in Belgrade

A high profile Serbian lawyer who served in the defending legal team at the war crimes trial of Slobodan Milosevic was shot dead in front of his home in Belgrade on Saturday.

Dragoslav Ognjanovic, 57, was gunned down in front of his apartment building and his 26-year-old son was wounded in the right arm, Serbia’s Interior Ministry said in a statement.

As a prominent criminal lawyer, Ognjanovic served in the early 2000s on a legal team that helped to defend Milosevic at his war crimes trial before the U.N. tribunal for former Yugoslavia in The Hague. Milosevic died in the tribunal's detention unit in 2006 before a verdict was reached.

Over the years, Ognjanovic also defended some of Serbia's leading underworld figures.

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