“He was incomprehensible for the bad things he did… His eyes were tough. He had lost his power… His mask fell off,” she said.
“Tunnel’s” persistent investigation led three years later to the “friend’s” arrest for the murder of the war hero Michalis Sariklis. The defendant took the road to prison with the consent of investigator and prosecutor.
The partner: He came back calm and cool…
Without even recovering from the shock, she agreed to speak on “Tunnel’s” camera about the day the crime had been committed. She was not present in the drugstore she maintains on the island when the victim passed by and had an argument with her partner. After the argument, the old man left on his own and shortly afterwards his “friend” also left. When he returned after hours he said he had gone out for a walk. The crime had been committed. He was perfectly calm and normal. When Sariklis disappeared, she asked worried if he had any involvement. He responded that there were witnesses who had seen him alive after the fight.
“I fell from the clouds, what I lived with him was a lie…” she concluded.
“When I saw his face, I realized that the mask had fallen…”
When she visited him at the detention centre, she asked him:
“What have you done? They’ll kill you on the island…” and he, without a trace of remorse, asked her to bring him his drugs and to find a lawyer to take over the case.
“He looked at me with the eyes of a dangerous man… I realized that for years I was living with a psychopath… Not only did he not apologize, he seemed to be pleased with what he had done … His mask had fallen…” she said.
Son: Here he made the perfect grave…
The son of the murdered veteran was found with the “Tunnel” reporter in the wilderness area of Agios Panteleimon in Kokkari, where his “friend” threw his corpse… It seems that the perpetrator was well-aware of the area, as he owns land nearby.
“He didn’t bury him. In his jacket, he had left the keys to his house and the remote control of the garage door… He covered him with branches so that if anyone found him would assume that my father had gone there for a walk, he tripped, fell and stayed at died. The point is specific. It is like a natural grave; it must have been premediated… The most tragic is that he was coming here often and replacing the dry branches that had covered the corpse with new fresh ones… It was not worth this hero to end up in the ditch…” said with indignation the victim’s son.
Coroner: Heavy injury to the victim’s head
The perpetrator in his confession to police described his crime as an accident.
Piraeus Chief of Forensic Service Elias Bojokas, who examined the bones of the missing veteran, refers to a murder.
He said he found extensive fracture in the lateral and posterior region of the skull. He described the finding as heavy and divisive. He said it was a deadly hit from a sharp object and that Michael Sariklis’ death was due to a criminal act.
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