On the morning of Tuesday, September 24, at the Mixed Court of Appeals in Nafplio, the coroner who performed the necropsy on the body of the unfortunate Thanassis Lambrou answered questions from defense lawyers’ part. The witness once more could not rule out the possibility if the victim committed suicide or was murdered.
In the two previous meetings he himself answered the questions from the side of civil action, contrary to earlier testimonies that the captain did not died immediately, but during his transfer to Kranidi Health Center, claimed that his death was immediate.
The Greek Police expert who examined after did not rule out any possibility either. He said gunpowder was detected both in the hands of the victim and in the hands of the homeowner and captain’s friend, in whose house was found shot.
The trial will continue on Friday, September 27 with the testimonies of the defendant’s mother, father and brother in law.
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. Thanassis Lambrou died during his transport to the Kranidi Medical Center.
Angeliki Nikolouli and her colleagues started the investigation after a call from the victim’s sister. Thanassis Lambros’ 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. For this reason, a letter was sent to the Minister responsible for requesting the investigation of experienced police officers.
The captain’s widow appeared on the show and with her own intervention police officers from Athens participated in the investigation. Shortly afterwards she confessed she killed her husband and while she was informed for her rights, she agreed to disclose all that had happened without the presence of a lawyer, but then refused to sign her confession. She was initially sentenced to life in prison for the murder of the captain.
See all the details about the case here.