The public prosecutor asked the Mixed Jury of Thessaloniki to find the 70-year-old accused of killing his 41-year-old son last year in October in the area of Menemeni guilty of manslaughter.
The court adjourned until 11/24, when it will announce its verdict.
The family tragedy was revived in the Criminal Court room, on whose bench sat the accused as a child killer, who after his act tried to end his life by taking pills.
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According to the indictment, the father inflicted 18 wounds with a hatchet on his son’s head, fatally injuring him. His death, according to the forensic findings, was attributed to head injuries.
The crime was discovered when the 41-year-old’s mother returned to the apartment to find her son in a pool of blood and her husband unconscious next to him.
According to the case file, father and son often quarreled because of the latter’s drug addiction.
“That morning he asked me for money to buy drug pills. I gave him 20 euros […] He returned later with a box of pills. He then asked me for 2,000 euros to buy more pills to sell in Samothrace,” the defendant said in his plea.
As he pointed out, when he refused to give him more money, the 41-year-old attacked him with a crutch, hitting him on the head, where he had an old wound. Then, as reported by his advocates, the old man “became confused” and grabbed the skeparni, with which he beat his son to death.
“I didn’t know what I was doing. When I realized I killed him, I took the pills to leave with him,” he apologized.
He was taken to the Hospital “G. Papanikolaou”, where he remained for hospitalization. He was asked to apologize a month later, when his health permitted, and was remanded in custody. He has been temporarily detained since then.