In the dock was the wife of Thanassis Lambros, who was first sentenced to life imprisonment for his murder.
The victim was found shot at the witness’s house. The murderous revolver, which was covered with his head and his right hand , belonged to his friend. His own was the bloody knife found next to the captain. The same man found him in his yard, but police and doctor arrived at the site much later. Thanasis Lambrou died during his transfer to Kranidi Medical Center.
Ending his testimony he responded to persistent questions from the Chair about how many people were visiting his house and why. The witness said he often allowed his friends to use it for sexual encounters, but without giving them any keys. He claimed he was the one who opened the door. When asked by headquarters who were they but he preferred not to answer.
Then responding to relevant questions, he said that once the victim was transferred to the Health Center, a police officer stayed at the house, but investigations at the site were later in the afternoon of the same day. Regarding the captain’s DNA found in the house, he stressed that this is not unreasonable, as Thanasis Lambrou went there often.
Then the chief of the personnel the villa where the captain was working was examined.
He said he did not know about the relationship that the victim had with a maid working in the same place and that he was informed of it after his death. The witness still spoke in court about a small house that existed in the villa area and which used by the staff from time to time. The space in question had noticed that while this house was not in operation, someone had used it. The electricity was switched on, and in the fridge he found juices that the victim used to drink he said.
He also mentioned other incidents that fell into his perception. He said that one night when the captain and the maid who had a shift and had to be in the villa, had left with him with a small speedboat. The two of them went to Spetses to watch a concert.
He stressed that at the memorial of forty days after the death of the victim, his widow approached the maid and publicly accused her of killing her husband. The court was also summoned for the first time by the man who married a few months after the victim’s murder.
The Chair during the examination of the witness stood up enough at his visit to the village of Koilada on the day of the murder. He found himself there for coffee. In the same place came the sister of the accused and in a little time appeared herself. After saying hello, the accused told him that the captain was sick and had stayed at home. The witness was persistently asked about the time when the defendant left the area, as he had initially testified three different versions. These were at 12, 12.30 and a quarter too one at noon. As much as the president pressed him, the witness said he could not recall in particular, and he concluded that he had left at around one while the accused about a quarter and a half hour before him.
Altogether, more than twenty witnesses will testified at the trial, and so far the father, the victim’s sister, a victim’s girlfriend and the policeman in front of whom the accused confessed the crime have already been examined.
Angeliki Nikolouli testimony is also expected to be particularly interested.
Her filing at the first court was considered crucial, as from the very first moment through “Tunnel” she highlighted the suspect role of the captain’s widow.
The defense side submitted a request, which also accepted the lawsuit, to file the mother, father, sister and groom of the accused, as well as neighbors of the owner of the house that committed the crime.
The trial will continue on 16, 17, 18 and 19 July.
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