At the Second Mixed Jury Court of Athens , continued the trial for the sensational case of Marios Papageorgiou . On Saturday, March 15 at the court , apologized the indictees Petros Michaleakos , Anastasios Basantis and Aristidis Korentios .
During his apology the alleged master mind stunned the audience heard him say , that Marios had set himself his own kidnapping with intent to extort money from his mother. Indeed, he had told him to buy a machine to monitor the phones of his mother and receive the ransom !
He claimed that he never said to VarVara Theodorakis not go to the police and denounce the kidnapping of her son . He found out on August 21 from his policeman son, that Marios mother had gone to the police and then he realized that the phones are monitored .
Anastasios Basantis starting his testimony apologized to the family of Marios. He claimed that he had blind faith in Petros Michaleakos who had presented to him as an employee of the American Embassy. According to his words, the alleged mastermind asked him to help him because a young friend of him owed a lot of money and he was in danger. As Michaleakos told him, the young friend with an attorney set up his kidnapping , in order to take a significant amount of money from his mother.
Aristidis Korentios who is charged with the attempted abduction of Marios Mary Papageorgiou mother testified after them. He admitted in court that at one of the recorded conversations from the Police with him and the alleged mastermind when they were talking for the “animal” that would carry and leave at the mountain , he was referring to Marios mother.
The trial will be continuing on Monday, March 17 due to failure of the secretary of the Chair to continue .