Man, 21, exonerates his father
The investigation into Sunday’s murder of a 23year-old man in Crete over what appears to be a land dispute took a new twist yesterday after a 21year-old man confessed to the crime, effectively exonerating his 54-year-old father who told police on Wednesday that he had fired the fatal shot. The crime took place in Anogeia, a rugged mountain village in Rethymno where gun possession – both legal and illegal – is rife and blood feuds not unheard of. The 54-year-old father turned himself in on Wednesday, but investigators believe he may have been trying to shield his son, who came forward yesterday and said that he, in fact, was responsible for killing the 23-year-old. The bullet has not been found, so police cannot yet ascertain whether it came from the 9 mm pistol or the Kalashnikov assault rifle that the father and son handed over to police.