Guard con­fesses to mur­der

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A 30-year-old po­lice spe­cial guard who on Satur­day con­fessed to the mur­der of a 52year-old cab driver in the re­gion of Le­fki, in Kas­to­ria, north­ern Greece, on Fri­day night was the man who shot and ar­rested Nikos Mazi­o­tis – a lead­ing mem­ber of the Revo­lu­tion­ary Strug­gle ur­ban ter­ror group – dur­ing a shootout at Mona­s­ti­raki in 2014. The guard, who served in a po­lice crime pre­ven­tion unit, had re­ceived a trans­fer from Athens to his home town of Kas­to­ria fear­ing reprisals from sym­pa­thiz­ers of the con­victed ter­ror­ist. The guard told in­ves­ti­ga­tors on Satur­day that he killed the taxi driver in or­der to rob him, but po­lice re­port­edly said that his de­po­si­tion was full of con­tra­dic­tions. The vic­tim, who was shot in the head and back, was found by po­lice in a re­mote area off the Le­fki-Koro­mil­ias road, near a river, at a dis­tance of 50 me­ters from his car. Revo­lu­tion­ary Strug­gle had con­ducted at­tacks on the US Em­bassy, banks, po­lice and state build­ings, as well as the 2003 bomb­ing of a court­house in which one po­lice of­fi­cer was killed.

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