EL.AS arrested this afternoon (9/11) a 35-year-old Greek, who participated in the incidents before the start of the AEK – PAOK Cup final in May 2017 in Volos and, in fact, was sentenced to 12 months in prison by the three-member minor court of Volos.
The specific fan had been targeted by the prosecuting authorities, as the DNA of the owner of the knife found at the scene of Michalis Katsouri’s murder was identified.
According to what has been leaked so far, the face of the 35-year-old fan can be seen on video on the night of August 7 during the incidents in New Philadelphia and, as police sources point out, he was armed with a knife.
After Katsouri’s murder, he had admitted that he was also in N. Philadelphia near the murdered man and that he brought a knife which he lost during the incidents.
In a video from the security cameras examined by EL.AS. it seems that the specific fan runs next to M. Katsouri and at some point collides with him while both were being chased and trying to escape from the hooligans of Dinamo Zagreb and Panathinaikos.
The knife found by the police has traces of blood on it. After the laboratory tests, it turned out that this blood belonged to Michalis Katsouri. DNA was traced on the knife, which apparently belongs to its owner and will be compared with the DNA of the 35-year-old arrested.
The announcement of his lawyers
Attorneys for the arrested man issued a statement saying their client has already filed a lawsuit against unknown assailants for the Aug. 7 incidents in N. Philadelphia for attempted murder against him and is appearing to plead guilty to the charge. In addition, they point out that “he was prosecuted by the Investigator who is handling the case, for crimes that are not at all related to the homicide against his friend.”
The statement of Philippos and Christodoulos Filas in detail:
“In order to avoid misunderstanding of the people, who are anxious about the outcome of the case of the murder of Michalis Katsouris and the finding of its perpetrator, we inform you that today’s arrest of our principal, in the Courts of Evelpidon, does not concern this specific case.
He was pending a one-year prison sentence for a misdemeanor, issued in July, for an act committed in the year 2017. Nor does the news that his dna has been identified, which is particularly puzzling to us, since who to date has not even given a sample, which is expected to happen in the next few hours, as it happens to all the accused.
Regarding the case of Michalis Katsouri’s murder, Aristidis Dellios has already filed a lawsuit against unknown perpetrators, for attempted murder against him and appears to support the charge.
He was recently prosecuted by the Investigator handling the case, for offenses not at all related to the manslaughter of his friend, and he was called to apologize today, being free for that reason, before her. However, due to the abstention of the Lawyers today and as he is free for this case, his apology was postponed for Wednesday, November 15″.