Jan Kuciak had been investigating the suspect's business activities when he and his fiancee, Martina Kusnirova, were shot dead last year. The murders sparked massive protests and prompted the prime minister to resign.
A man has been charged with ordering the killings of investigative journalist Jan Kuciak and his fiancee, Martina Kusnirova, last year, Slovakian authorities announced on Thursday.
Special prosecutors identified the suspect as Marian K., withholding his last name as is standard practice in Slovakia, adding that they believe the contract killing was tied to Kuciak's investigative work.
"The motive for the murder was Kuciak's work as a journalist. The investigator (has based the charge) on objective evidence that can't be specified at the moment," one of the prosecutors said.
Kuciak and Kusnirova were gunned down in their home in February 2018.