He is the main accused in the trial for the kidnapping and murder of Marios Papageorgiou, Petros Michaleakos.
The main accused was asked by the Judge if he ever worked in crisis management section of the American Embassy and if he is suffering from a mental illness as he had said in his interrogation apology. He responded negatively to both questions , saying that at the time he said everything under the guidance of his previous lawyer who was representing him.
When he was asked if Marios had confided to him that he wanted to leave the house because he was under pressure, he replied again negative refuting once more his first testimony .
When he was asked how he knew that Marios was adrug user, he replied that he had understood that because of two incidents. He said at the court that he had arrived at this conclusion because in a meeting with him Marios was very irritable, and in another meeting the 26 year old said he was leaving because he had a job to do and returned in the morning …
The Judge pointed out that it is not possible from two such incidents to have this conclusion.
Once the President began the persistent questions about the day of the kidnapping , the main accused pleaded sickness and requested to suspend which was accepted by the Chair .
Earlier the audience heard the conversations were recorded between the kidnappers and the mother of Marios by the police, which they were not included in the file because they were not transcribed.
Shock the audience …
At the Second Mixed Jury Court of Athens the last conversation that was recorded on August 17 between mother of Marios and one of her captors caused shock. The audience heard the despair of the mother to talk to her child and the cold voice of the kidnapper who told her : ” You put the money over the life of your child ? I swear that the kid is alive and will be tomorrow morning at home if you get us the money you have accumulated . “. He even said that Marios had aggred with the kidnappers that once he released he will give them the extra money when he sell the property of his family.
This conversation was the last among the kidnappers and the mother of Marios and is particularly important for another reason . On August 17th had already been mandated to monitor the phone calls of the accused. From this we conclude that there was leakage from the Greek police to the kidnappers . Someone informed them that the phones are monitored. It is no coincidence that from that day onwards, in their talks , constantly were repeating the phrase : “Lets not talk about it from the phone. “
In court heard a conversation between the alleged mastermind and the mother of Marios, Varvara Theodoraki. In it, the main accused told her that if she gave the money , he would organize a car accident with the car of the kidnappers and get back the ransom .
The wife of the alleged mastermind also accused, in a conversation with Marios mother told her that the 26 year old had set himself the kidnapping because he owed money .