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Young people killed an archimandrite

18 February 2014 / 16:02:48  GRReporter
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A Greek boy, aged 18 and a Georgian, aged 24 confessed to the crime, namely that last Saturday night they had initially wounded and then killed the Archimandrite of Trifilia and Olympia, aged 54, at his house.

The message of the Greek police states that the two perpetrators had been at the house of the 54-year-old priest on Saturday night and, after a quarrel, first wounded him in the head with an object and then strangled him with clothes.

The perpetrators then searched the house and eventually fled but the message does not specify whether they had stolen anything or not.

The priest was found in a pool of blood due to the large number of wounds inflicted by the criminals.

A unit of the criminal police had immediately arrived at the scene as well as the forensic doctor of Nafplio in order to clarify the conditions of the crime.

Archimandrite Fotis Zacharopoulos was found strangled, with a shirt wrapped around his neck. The forensic doctor had confirmed that his death was due to strangulation. The data show that the perpetrator had first twice hit the priest on the left side of his face with a frying pan or pot and then pierced his head behind the ear with the broken handle of the utensil. Subsequently, while the archimandrite was unconscious, the killer had wrapped a shirt around his neck, made ​​a loop and tightened it, thus causing the victim's death. The priest was found naked, lying on his back on the kitchen floor.

According to sources, there was no evidence of breaking into the house. However, everything was turned upside down and the police do not exclude the version of the crime being committed for the purpose of robbery.

The police apprehended the two perpetrators after the discovery of the dead archimandrite and arrested them on charges of premeditated murder after they confessed to the crime. They will face the prosecutor and the authorities in Kalamata will continue the police investigation and the preliminary inquest.

Tags: ArchimandriteMurderGreek policeApprehended personsCriminal police
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