Man, 21, ex­on­er­ates his fa­ther

Kathimerini English - - Front Page -

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.

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