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Trial set for January in Kalogeropoulos murder

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The murder scene at Limassol beach front

The four suspects in the killing of Thanasis Kalogeropoulos will go on trial at the criminal court for premeditated murder on January 23, 2024, the Limassol district court ruled on Thursday.

Kalogeropoulos, 55 was gunned down in broad daylight at the end of October on his way to his morning swim in Limassol.

Since then, four male suspects, 40, 44, 22, and 21 have been arrested and remanded.

Appearing in court on Thursday under high-security measures and wearing bullet-proof vests, the four men were given a trial date of January 23.

The defence asked for time to debate whether their clients should be held until trial as they have not received witness material to review.

In addition, the lawyers of the four defendants spoke of the indifference of authorities in providing their clients with security, resulting in harassment ahead of appearing in court.

With the consent of the prosecution, the court adjourned with a hearing set for next Monday, November 27 at 11am.  Until then the suspects will remain in custody.

Police believe the 22-year-old in custody in connection with the murder helped create the plan and helped transport the killers to and from the scene.

Limassol police chief Lefteris Kyriacou said “based on the testimonies we have collected so far, there is reasonable suspicion that the 22-year-old was involved in the whole case.”

The 41-year-old is suspected of being one of the two murderers while the 44-year-old allegedly provided aid and sheltered the assassins before and after the crime.

Meanwhile, the 21-year-old is suspected of also being a passenger on a motorbike assailants were spotted riding, after setting fire to a getaway car from which Kalogeropoulos was shot.

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