The protagonist of the macabre thriller Manolis Soropides spoke to Angeliki Nikolouli and gave his own version of the key and persistent questions of the journalist.
He spoke slowly and he was to avoid to answer citing when his bad psychology and was refering to the memoirandum he filed to the investigator.
He claimed that those who wanted to wipe out Dora Zeberi threatened him that if he did not arrange the “job”, they would sacrifice his thirteen-year-old daughter to a satanic ceremony.
He insisted that he went to the cemetery alone, and that someone was waiting for him to take Dora’s bag .
He said he did not kill the unfortunate girl but did not clarify who committed the crime. He claimed that he accidentally injured the victim on the face and hand and that his blood was found in napkins because he was wiped when injured in his attempt to escape. As for the young taxi collector bag, he told Angeliki Nikolouli that he threw it in a field.
A completely different picture of the crime scene is given by the scientific laboratory of George Fitsalos, the technical consultant appointed by the mother and siblings of Dora.
The camera recorded the results that clearly show that two more men were at the slaughter site.
Mother of Dora revealed in the show that she told that a case she was investigating had been erased from her computer files. Since then, the unfortunate girl has been carrying in her handbag USB with data daily.
Tragic irony: One day before being murdered, she trusted her brother that something happened to her, she had saved money in a book and had written her bank account numbers and her cell phone pin.
In a telephone conversation with the show, Doras’s sister asked to know from the lawyer whether Soropidis has evidence of the people he claims killed her.
Mr Loulesas replied that she would have to turn to their lawyer to learn the details of the memorandum.
The lawyer of the mother and the brothers of Dora, Mrs. Panagopoulou, also talked on the show.
“The accused is charged with two serious charges. We want him to prove that it is not the one who killed Dora and to answer some crucial questions, such as who are his companions . He must tell the truth. “
“They would sacrifice my daughter at a ceremony if the” job “was not finished …”
“Five months ago I wanted to fall in front your feet to ask you to find the witnesses who are terrified … Now it’s been a long time …”
These were the first words that the actor of the wild assassination of Dora Zeberis told Aggeliki Nikolouli from the Domokos prison where he was detained.
In a related question he claimed that he had just entered the cemetery that day and that an accomplice was waiting for him at the nearby pedestrian bridge to pick up Zeberis bag he intended to steal.
Manolis Soropidis, who initially confessed that he had killed the 32-year-old tax collector last October in the 2nd cemetery of Athens, then claimed in his memorandum that he had a mandate to execute it.
Asked by Angeliki Nikolouli why he did not speak to the Police from the beginning about what he claimed later, he said:
“I did not talk because they threatened to sacrifice my thirteen-year-old daughter in a satanic ceremony. “Haris” threatened me. He was bringing to me at the house the medications I needed … He definitely wanted the “job” with Zeberis to be done … “.
When the journalist insisted to find out who is in fact Haris, Soropides avoided answering. He only told her that he would send her the note he gave to the investigator, with details of the persons he mentions.
“The Homicide must find the evidence…”
The revelations by Angeliki Nikolouli’s research in the cemetery where the unfortunate taxi collector was slaughtered were shocking.
The actor, claimed to her that he was alone in the cemetery, which can be confirmed by witnesses that have not been spoken to date. He even appealed to them even now to put aside their fear and break their silence.
The journalist insisted that he should help himself by revealing his accomplices, because what he claims is not convincing.
Angeliki Nikolouli insisted on key questions while the actor avoided answering. The dialogue between them is interesting:
“Since you did not know the girl as you say, why she had so many stabs, just to take her bag?”
“I did not stabbed her. I did not see her. She was bent. If I had seen her I would have gone…. I saw only the handles of the bag. I went to get the bag and then the girl came out from the back when I tried to leave, “Soropidis replied.
” How your blood was found on the napkin since you did not attack her with the knife?”
“I wiped my hands while I left …”
“So you saw them who stabbed Dora, you went there together.”
“No, I wounded her on her hand and face unintentionally.”
“This is not right …”
” Mrs. Nikolouli the girl left from here I was…”
“But Mr Soropides she left stabbed…”
“Yes in the hand and in the face … Those who wanted to wipe her stabbed her…”
“From my research I have other evidence. Does something scare you and you do not tell the truth? ”
“There is nothing else. And when the truth comes out no one could tell anything about me … ”
“I have not convinced as. There should be an evidence about what you claim. ”
“The evidence should be found by the Department of Homicide …”
As long as Angeliki Nikolouli insisted, so Soropides fell into constant contradictions, until he relied on his bad psychological situation so that he would not continue their conversation and offered her to send her the famous memorandum.
About Doras bag and why the police did not find it when they asked him to point out the spot that had throw it or burned it, he said he left it in a field.
“The victim” speaks ” in the laboratory …”
Another dimension in the case is given by the scientific view of the technical consultant appointed by the mother and siblings of Dora Zeberis.
The geneticist, molecular biologist and forensic expert, George Fitsialos, spoke to Tunnel about the two important findings that brought to light the processing of primary laboratory results from the body and the clothes of the unfortunate tax collectort.
It is an additional genetic material of a man unknown which was found in the nails of the victim’s right hand and another different male DNA on the inside of the pocket of the jacket worn by Dora.
“It is important to say that the right hand was covered with blood. In order to extract the genetic material of the man who came into contact with Dora, it means that the DNA he left is extremely powerful. This finding proves that there has been a struggle between the man and the victim, which is also validated by the conclusions of the forensic report. The second information relates to the jacket. We know that Dora has been the victim of robbery. The robber searched the victim’s clothes. We are talking about two different men than the accused, “said Fitsialos.
Regarding the DNA of Soropides found in blood-stained paper napkins near the murder site, Mr. Fitsialos explained that it is a powerful element that puts him at the scene of the crime. However, his DNA was not found on Dora’s clothes because of the fact that they were covered with her blood.
“But the two extra findings from a forensic point of view make us think that there were two other criminals in the crime. We should look at both the perpetrator cycle and the victim cycle so that we have other genetic materials to compare with these two orphan DNAs. De facto, further research will be needed, “the technical consultant concluded.
Tunnel’s Camera recorded the analytical data of the research in Mr. Fitsalos’s lab. One of these two orphaned male DNAs was considered unachievable by the police expert.
“As you see with our own methods, we have managed to identify a clear genetic profile of a second person belonging to a man. In the jacket, we have even more powerful specimens, and even more in volume than the victim’s own DNA, which shows the intensity, the violence and the persistence of finding something in her jacket pocket. Even if these two people are not involved in the crime, if they find themselves, they have to explain why their DNA was found in these two very important points, “concluded Fitsialos.
Someone erased data from her work computer and since then she was taking the USB sticks with her …
In the past two and a half months before being murdered, Dora’s brother went with her to the tax office where she was working to do his practice. Tragic irony: He did not accompany her on the day of the attack because he had been sick.
“I’m sure he or those who killed her knew her brother was not with her that day. I heard that Dora went to the cemetery every day. It’s not true. That day we did not know it either, “said the mother of the victim.
“If I had Soropides in front of me, I would ask him why he killed my child. My family was destroyed… I only want him to tell the truth … “, she ended up tearful.
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