“Light in the Tunnel” with its investigation had highlighted the “key”-witness of the case who in essence put the investigation on a different trajectory from the one it had, due to the manipulations of the local Port Authorities.
The will, issued a day after the anniversary of the assassination of the late politician and former minister, refers the accused before the Joint Jury, for the felony of murder with intent, jointly and in a calm state of mind. In accordance with the previous also referring prosecution proposal for the same charge. The will contains a detailed and reasoned rejection of the allegations of the two accused fishermen, through which they attempt to shake off the accusation.
Among other things, in their announcement, the lawyers of the Valyraki family state:
“Based on these facts, which are contained in the case file and highlighted in the referring will, very serious questions are also raised about the replacement of the temporary detention that had been imposed on the defendants, just one month after its imposition, despite the gravity of the evidence and the offense and despite the emerging dangerousness of their action. We express our satisfaction at the completion of this stage with the arraignment of the accused in the audience for the felony of intentional and joint homicide, in a calm state of mind.
At the same time, we express our determination to continue to be vigilant, until the irrevocable conviction of the guilty and the complete elucidation of all the circumstances of the murder and the attempt to cover it up, that is, until the full disclosure of the truth and the rendering of justice.”
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