Seven Ge­or­gian sus­pects to tes­tify later this week

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Seven Ge­or­gian na­tion­als im­pli­cated in the mur­der of a 67-year-old res­tau­rant owner on the Sa­ronic is­land of Hy­dra over the week­end were given ad­di­tional time to pre­pare their de­fense af­ter ap­pear­ing be­fore a pros­e­cu­tor in Pi­raeus yesterday. The sus­pects are to tes­tify in two groups – to­mor­row and on Fri­day. Ac­cord­ing to po­lice sources, all seven sus­pects deny any in­volve­ment in the killing, claim­ing that they were on va­ca­tion in Hy­dra, even though author­i­ties are said to have phys­i­cal ev­i­dence: fin­ger­prints from the scene of the crime and video footage show­ing them mov­ing sus­pi­ciously around the vic­tim’s home a few hours be­fore the mur­der. The sus­pects, who are be­ing de­tained at Athens Po­lice Head­quar­ters, are al­leged to have bro­ken into the res­tau­rant owner’s home early Sun­day, tied him up and tor­tured him be­fore flee­ing with jew­elry and cash, ac­cord­ing to po­lice. A coro­ner’s re­port in­di­cated that the 67-year-old had been suf­fo­cated and died of a heart at­tack. His body was cov­ered with bruises.

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