First entry: Wednesday, September 21, 2022, 11:11
The shocking murder of 48-year-old Tamara by her 50-year-old husband in Polichni, Thessaloniki in November 2021, is being revived in the hall of the Mixed Jury Court of Thessaloniki.
In the woman’s body, which was found in the bedroom of their house, the medical examiner counted 23 stab wounds. The brutal murder took place on November 28, with her husband claiming to suffer from psychiatric problems.
Today he did not attend court and will be tried in absentia.
The couple’s son, who filed a civil suit, described in court the life of the family until the fateful day.
As he said, his father was particularly violent. “We are originally from Armenia, and as my father used to say, ‘some things were solved by hand,'” he said.
He added that his father does suffer from psychiatric problems and has been hospitalized and receiving treatment.
“There were fights with mom. We were struggling financially and my father, although he didn’t work, wanted to make his own and help his brother. He was hitting me and mom too. He could work but he didn’t want to,” he added.
The witness spoke with emotion about his mother, a woman who, he said, worked to support the whole family.
“Because he stuck out his tongue at me”
Referring to the fateful day, he said that there was a pleasant atmosphere in the house.
“We even had music on. At one point he brought and showed me the knife, but not threateningly. Armenians have knives and he showed it to me as something traditional. The good mood did not spoil. But I noticed it was very sharp,” he noted.
The witness said he later went to work and learned about the crime from the police. “Until I got home I thought he just hit her,” she said.
“I have seen him once since then. I asked him why. He told me ‘because he stuck out his tongue at me,'” the witness added, describing other tense episodes at home. “He thought my mother was his property,” he concluded. Mine continues with the examination of the remaining witnesses.