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Court refers father, 69, for trial over alleged shooting of son

Larnaca court

A 69-year-old man, who allegedly shot his 45-year-old son last week while they were at their home in Pyrga in the Larnaca district, was on Friday referred directly to trial before the Larnaca – Famagusta permanent criminal court, which will sit on June 30.

On Friday, the 69-year-old’s detention order expired and he was brought before the court in the morning, where police proceeded to register a case against him.

The court referred the case for a direct trial before the Larnaca – Famagusta Permanent criminal court, which will meet on June 30, to try the suspect for attempted murder.

The court on Monday, June 6, will decide whether the 69-year-old will remain in custody until the trial date.

The attempted murder occurred on Thursday May 26 in the village of Pyrga, after the 69-year-old allegedly had a domestic dispute with his 45-year-old son, resulting in the latter being injured in the shoulder.

The son was taken by ambulance to Nicosia general hospital where he underwent surgery and doctors stabilised him.

The father was taken to Larnaca general hospital after suffering a head injury when his second son tried to disarm him.

The 69-year-old had left the scene of the shooting and went to Kofinou police station where he turned himself in.

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