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Man who killed his father jailed for 15 years

MARIOS Melanitis, 34, was sentenced on Tuesday to 15 years in prison for manslaughter after stabbing his father to death earlier this year.

Melanitis murdered, Christodoulos Melanitis, 59, last January by stabbing him 28 times following a heated argument between the two.

The incident had taken place in a farm just outside Meniko village in the Nicosia district, where the elder Melanitis lived “in squalid conditions.”

Following the murder, the perpetrator had notified the authorities himself but resisted arrest once police arrived.

During the trial, Melanitis said he blamed his father for the “very tough childhood” he had gone through.


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