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Athens Macedonian News Agency: News in English, 14-08-18

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From: The Athens News Agency at <http://www.ana.gr/>

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  • [01] Father who killed son and set body on fire was assisted by family
  • [02] Greece wins silver at European 5 km open-water event in Berlin

  • [01] Father who killed son and set body on fire was assisted by family

    ANA/MPA---A 75-year-old man who confessed on Sunday to shooting dead his 39-year-old son and setting fire to the corpse in a car in Astros Kynourias, southeastern Greece, was assisted by the young man's mother and other relatives, police said.

    According to the preliminary investigation, the crime involved the victim's mother (67), his uncle on his father's side (71), his aunt (70) and his brother-in-law (53).

    The father described in detail the crime, which he attributed to family differences. On August 15, following an argument at the family home in Astros, the father shoth is son three times and killed him. He was then assisted by his brother (the uncle) in placing the corpse in the back seat of his car, removing the licence plates, and dropping the car in a dry river bed in a deserted area before setting the car on fire.

    The two men were picked up by the victim's brother-in-law and taken to the house, where the victim's mother and his aunt were cleaning the courtyard of any evidence. All of them were included in the criminal file.

    Police found the gun, a spent cartridge and clothes with bloodstains. The licence plates had been buried in the garden.

    All of them were led before the Nafplio prosecutor, the father on charges of murder, arson, perjury and violation of gun laws.

    [02] Greece wins silver at European 5 km open-water event in Berlin

    ANA-MPA - Three Greek swimmers won silver in the 5 km open-water team event of the 32nd LEN European Swimming Championships in Berlin on Saturday, joining gold winners Netherlands and bronze winners Germany on the awards podium.

    The Greek team consisted of Spyros Gianniotis, Antonis Fokaidis and Kelly Araouzou, and they collected Greece's first medal in this year's European championship.

    In the event's history, the Greek teams have achieved 4 golds, 8 silvers and 17 bronze medals; in open swimming, in particular, Greek swimmers have received 2 golds, 4 silver and 2 bronze medals, including Saturday's medal.

    The winning teams had the following times, with split timings (2.5 km) in the race given in parentheses:

    1. Netherlands, 55:47.8 (27:59.9)

    2. Greece, 56:05.5 (28:01.8)

    3. Germany, 56:14.8 (28:03.3)

    The rest of the top ten teams include, in finishing order, Hungary, Italy, France, Great Britain, Russia and Poland.

    The games run from August 13 to 24 and include the categories of Swimming, Diving, Open Water and Synchro (synchronized swimming).

    Prime Minister Antonis Samaras sent a message of congratulations to three Greek athletes, saying, "You proved that hard work and team work wins in the end. All Greeks feel proud of you; thank you."

    [Photo: Fokaidis (L), Araouzou, Gianniotis after receiving their silvers. EPA/Tim Brakemeier]


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