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Limassol murder trial postponed

File Photo: Christakis Thoma being taken to court

The trial for the triple murder in Limassol in November was postponed on Tuesday.

Under the escort of a strong police presence, defendant Christakis Thoma was led before the criminal court, which set new trial dates of May 16, 17, 26 and 31.

31-year-old Thoma is accused of killing brothers Parashos and Constantinos Ntorzi, 19 and 21, and Emilios Miltiadous, 24, during a frenzied knife attack on the night of November 24.

The murder was committed in the evening on a busy Limassol street. Thoma fled the scene but was arrested two days later.

The killings followed a heated argument between the four men at a tavern owned by the suspect’s father in Platia Iroon.

Police said at the time the dispute was over a girl from Larnaca with whom Thoma was in a relationship.

The court asked the defence and prosecution to prepare until the new dates and present in their entirety any admissible facts, as well as to clarify the number of persons to be called as witnesses.

For its part, the prosecution said that as the killing of the victims is not disputed they will limit the evidence to the premeditated crime by the 31-year-old, who has denied three counts of premeditated murder.

Until the beginning of the process, Thoma will remain in custody at the Central Prison.

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