The perpetrators opened fire while the unfortunate father was eating a watermelon on the veranda of his house, in Crete. The crime shocked the local community, which awaits the decision on the murder…
From her 8-year-old daughter who was screaming on the phone from the shock, the wife of 39-year-old Nikos Bitsakakis was informed that her husband had been killed while she was away shopping with her eldest daughter. There were only 7 minutes left. During this period of time the murderer of “Laertes”, as the victim was nicknamed, had managed to carry out his satanic plan.
Despite the fact that the family’s young daughter was at home, the perpetrator did not flinch in the least. Bitsakakis, who was eating watermelon on the terrace of his house, in Petrokefali, was shot nine times by a shotgun. He was hit by three shrapnel resulting in his death.
The trial is expected to take place today at the Mixed Jury Court of Lassithi and two Romanians, a 28-year-old and a 32-year-old, are sitting on the bench. The former, who worked on the victim’s animals and lived in an old outbuilding next to Laertes’ residence, is charged with manslaughter in a calm state of mind, while the latter faces a charge of aiding and abetting because he allegedly lent his compatriot the murder weapon.
At 21.10 on the evening of August 23, 2021, the wife of Nikos Bitsakakis and their eldest daughter left the house in order to buy food. The victim was left behind with their 8-year-old daughter. At 9.17pm, just seven minutes later, the wife called her husband’s mobile to ask if he needed painkillers. The little girl answered the phone screaming. He then told his mother that someone had shot and killed her dad.
Initially, the 28-year-old Romanian tried to divert the investigations of the authorities and in an insidious way tried to turn the suspicions against a local, taking advantage of his recent argument with the victim. But very quickly the masks fell and he confessed everything to the Heraklion Security Police.
The 28-year-old Romanian confessed, according to the will, that he planned to kill his boss last week, claiming that the victim did not treat him humanely, that he beat him repeatedly, that he owed him back wages and that he extradited him to her gay men for a fee. area, without giving him part of the money.
According to cretalive.gr, the family of the 39-year-old denies the claims of the main accused, arguing that the victim looked after him as if he were his own person.