Kostis’ mother, Despina Koutseggou, and his father Christos Dios, who had been sentenced to life in prison for the murder of the unfortunate young man, pleaded not guilty for the second time.
Kostis had disappeared from his home on the night of Friday 18 February 2011. Eight months later, his body was found by a hunter in the area on his father’s estate in Pasha Gefiri.
Police officers who were investigating the case were the first to testify today. All four testified about the behavior both of mother and father.
As they said, they were not particularly concerned about their child’s fate, did not disturb or pressure them as any parent concerned about his missing child would do.
The mother said Kostis disappeared hours after, and during the investigation neither she nor her husband told police they had property where the child’s body was found. On the contrary, the step father they emphasized that he was constantly pointed out to them by opposing the area that Kostis was found.
Among other things, police said that although the defendants had claimed that no one had touched Kosti’s computer after his disappearance, evidence was found that it had been used. Officers were investigating possible routes that the step father might have taken to prevent his car from being seen by the Tolls that day.
In fact, they said that the couple sold their pickup truck and at an extremely low price, they soon left Siatista and moved to Eleusis.
The hunter’s testimony
Afterwards, hunter Sarantis Liakas, who had found the body of Costis Polizos and had spoken exclusively to the Tunnel, testified.
As he said, he went to the spot on the morning of September 24, 2011 with his dogs. There was an intense smell and as he went on he found the corpse buried at a depth of one meter.
He said he was not well buried, the corpse was devastated by the wild animals, and the dead man was not wearing shoes, which may indicate that his murder took place indoors.
The hunter returned to his home that day without alerting the police. In the evening he saw the show, but did not combine Kosti’s disappearance with the corpse he had found.
That night, however, he saw Kostis asleep, and the next, something that greatly disturbed him and made him go to alert the police. “I pointed to the spot and found the child. In the night he came back to sleep in my sleep and relaxed me, “he said at the Tunnel.
The depositions of Polyzos’ aunts followed, and the meeting ended with the deposition of Kosti’s brother-in-law, who, despite receiving several questions by the court, insisted on what he had testified at the first trial.
The trial will continue on February 25-26, 2020 with the testimony of the remaining witnesses and the indictments of the accused.
Check out Tunnel’s in-depth investigation of the case HERE.