The wife of Thanasis Lambros, who was first sentenced to life imprisonment for his murder, sat on the dock.
The accused went to the Court of Nafplio with police escort. Statements were made by the lawyers of the victim’s family Alexis Kougias and George Georgopoulos.
At the start of the hearing, the captain’s widow refused accusations, emphasizing that she did not go to his friend’s house that day. The judge called her to tell the truth “as it is your last chance”, she said.
The only witness that testified at this meeting was the victim’s sister. She stressed that the belief of Thanasis’ family is that the accused was the one who made the fatal move. She then reported that her relationship with her sister in law was very good until she learned that the accused had an affair while the victim was missing.
The defense side submitted a request, for the mother, father, and sister of the accused to testify, as well as neighbors of the owner of the house where the crime committed.
More than twenty witnesses will be examined by the headquarters, among them Ageliki Nikolouli, whose testimony was considered crucial in the first court, since from the first moment through Tunnel, she had highlighted the suspect role of the captain’s widow.
The next meeting was scheduled for Friday 22 March.
The chronicle of the case
On December 8, 2014, Thanasis Lambrou, a 42-year-old father of a juvenile girl, was found deadly hit in a pool of blood in the courtyard of a friend’s house. The revolver with which he was shot belonged to the same friend and owner of the house. The scene of the crime was set to resemble suicide, something the local police authorities did not understand from the beginning and accepted this version with summary procedures. The victim’s sister and his family have never been convinced of the whole scene. The poor cohabitation of the captain with his wife and the extramarital relationships she suspected they had, made them look for the truth in the “Light at the Tunnel”. The on-site research of the show, the presence of the wife in Tunnel and the testimonies of the victim’s friends were highly revealing.
At dawn on Friday, July 24, the widow confessed the murder of her husband, Thanassis Lambrou, in the presence of a public prosecutor, but then took it back, refusing to sign it.
After repeated postponements and tensions with the defendants’ lawyers who turned to even the court seat, the conviction came.
After about four weeks of an adventurous hearing, the captain’s husband was unanimously guilty of manslaughter by intent.
The Court decided to send the copies of the case file to the Prosecutor of Nafplion. After some time, the Nafplion Prosecutor’s Office ordered an investigation into whether or not a third person was involved in the case, which is still being examined.
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