Vic­tim’s grand­chil­dren charged

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Two half-brothers, aged 26 and 29, have been charged with mur­der­ing their 69-year-old grand­mother and steal­ing a tele­vi­sion from her home on the Dode­canese is­land of Rhodes. Ac­cord­ing to sources, each of the sus­pects has blamed the other for the fa­tal beat­ing on Tues­day night. Po­lice found the woman dead in her home in the area of As­gouros, close to the town of Rhodes, where a win­dow was found to have been smashed. A de­tailed ex­am­i­na­tion of the premises re­vealed the ab­sence of a tele­vi­sion which was later found to have been sold to two lo­cals, aged 21 and 23. Sources in­di­cated that the two men had fre­quently pressed their grand­mother to give them money, and ar­gued when she re­fused.

Ticket check.

STASY, the company that man­ages fixed-track forms of pub­lic trans­port in Athens, said yes­ter­day that it had no­ti­fied ju­di­cial au­thor­i­ties about an in­ci­dent ear­lier this week in­volv­ing a com­muter who claimed she was slapped by a ticket in­spec­tor at the cen­tral Omo­nia metro sta­tion after re­fus­ing to pay a fine. In a state­ment, STASY said it had sup­plied ju­di­cial of­fi­cials with footage from its se­cu­rity cam­eras, not­ing that it aimed to pro­tect “the stand­ing” of pub­lic trans­port while also show­ing “ab­so­lute re­spect” for the rights of com­muters. The com­muter claimed she was pushed and slapped by a ticket in­spec­tor after re­fus­ing to pay a fine for trav­el­ing with­out a ticket as she was un­em­ployed.

Derby probe.

Be­liev­ing that the nec­es­sary se­cu­rity mea­sures were not in place, Supreme Court pros­e­cu­tor Athana­sios Akri­tidis yes­ter­day or­dered an in­ves­ti­ga­tion into the be­hav­ior of Olympiakos fans at a re­cent soc­cer match with fierce ri­vals Panathi­naikos. Olympiakos won the home game 1-0 but Akri­tidis deemed that the large amount of flares, smoke­bombs and fire­crack­ers thrown onto the pitch be­fore the game put the safety of play­ers and fans at the Karaiskaki Sta­dium at risk. Akri­tidis noted that there were no such prob­lems at a Cham­pi­ons League game at the sta­dium a few days ear­lier. He asked the Pi­raeus pros­e­cu­tor’s of­fice to ex­am­ine whether club staff or sup­port­ers’ club rep­re­sen­ta­tives could be held cul­pa­ble.

Aid pro­gram.

Deputy La­bor Min­is­ter Vas­silis Kegeroglou yes­ter­day un­veiled a Euro­pean Union-funded pro­gram aimed at pro­vid­ing food and ma­te­rial support to some 165,000 poor Greek fam­i­lies. The pro­gram, which has a bud­get of 330 mil­lion euros, is to run from 2015 through 2020, and will be im­ple­mented in as­so­ci­a­tion with the Church of Greece and lo­cal au­thor­i­ties.

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