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Murder suspect to stand trial on September 17

murder scene

A 33-year-old man suspected of driving into and killing another man in Limassol earlier this month will remain in custody pending his trial in September, it emerged on Thursday.

The suspect faces charges of premediated murder. His trial was set for September 17.

Limassol police arrested the 33-year-old on July 5 as a suspect in the murder of 58-year-old Christos Siakos.

The man appears to have met Siakos and his son, 28, just before 6am on Monday between the villages of Moni and Monagroulli.

According to reports, the two younger men started fighting when Siakos tried to intervene. But the 33-year-old man managed to steal some cash from the 28-year-old before getting into his car. He then drove into the father, who was on foot, resulting in his fatal injury.

The suspect, who lives in Larnaca, had fled the scene, and was found a few hours later.

A police spokesperson told the Cyprus Mail the three participated in an illegal exchange and had financial differences. Media reports suggested the two met the suspect to buy drugs.



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