On the morning of Friday, October 18, the mother of the defendant filed as witness at the Nafplio Mixed Court of Appeal.
The removal of the phone secrecy revealed that on the day in question between 12:40 and 13:15 pm. when Thanassis Lambrou was found shot at his friend’s house, his widow who was initially sentenced to life imprisonment for his murder had exchanged several calls with her mother and sister.
On the basis of the above, the legal representative of the family of the victim Alexis Kougias asked the witness what the calls were about.
The defendant’s mother replied that she did not remember the contents of the calls and said that she used to talk on the phone with her daughters daily. She alleged that the accused went to her house to eat between half past one at noon.
Then when asked by the Headquarters what she thought might have happened to the captain, she replied that his relationship with her daughter was very good and attributed the incident to a suicide, but she could not know the reason. She said she was informed of Lambrou fatal injury at 2:50 pm by a neighbor. She said she got upset and called her other daughter on the phone but didn’t remember calling the accused. She said she did not know what her daughter had testified at the police and that she had never told her not to sign her confession eight months after the captain’s death, as she was not aware of these proceedings. She described her daughter as an “angel” taking care only her family.
The defendant’s mother testified before the court for the first time, as did her brother-in-law at the previous hearing. This was at the request of the defense, which also accepted the civil action.
On December 8, 2014, 42-year-old Thanassis Lambrou was found shot in the house of a friend. The deadly revolver covered with his head and the victim’s right hand belonged to his friend. His own was the bloody knife found next to the captain. The same man found him bloodied in his backyard, but police and a doctor arrived much later.
Angeliki Nikolouli and her colleagues started the investigation after a call from the victim’s sister. Thanassis Lambrou relatives from the first moment did not believe that the man had committed suicide as initially claimed by the authorities, but that he was murdered.
The captain’s widow appeared on the show and with her own intervention a police officer from Athens participated in the investigation. Shortly thereafter she confessed to killing her husband, and while she was made aware of her rights, she agreed to disclose all that had happened without the presence of a lawyer, but then refused to sign her confession. He was initially sentenced to life in prison for the murder of the captain.
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