What did the accused in the murder of the 59-year-old farmer claim in his apology?.
Insists that the 47-year-old meat trader against whom he was prosecuted for intentional homicide had no intention of killing farmer Dimitris Graikos.
Κατά τη διάρκεια της δίκης στο Μικτό Ορκωτό Δικαστήριο Θεσσαλονίκης ο κατηγορούμενος υποστήριξε ότι το κακό έγινε κατά τη διάρκεια μεταξύ τους πάλης ύστερα από καβγά. Το γεγονός αυτό προκάλεσε την αντίδραση συγγενικών προσώπων του 59χρονου που επιτέθηκαν φραστικά στον κατηγορούμενο, accusing him of "lying".
In his apology the accused, including, he mentioned that : "In total 78.800 I gave to the forgiven for the slaughter of animals. At 3 /11, in the morning, we went to the unit and loaded his animals. He was also the nephew 2 Skopje workers. Everything was done without fuss. We unloaded at the slaughterhouse. Because the animals were sick we slaughtered them last. Disinfection had to be done first. He asked me to give it to him 15 animals (cows) Danish. I denied it. And I told him I did not. I did not want to be seen doing such work because I had problems with the veterinary service. They were looking for me every day and I did not want to push them.
We ate and drank 6-7 people together. Then we both sat at a table next door and cut an invoice. There I found out that he owed me 4.000 euros from the money I had given him in exchange for missing animals. We closed the account and left because it was almost night.
First Dimitris left and then me. Leaving , outside the entrance outpost, I saw Dimitris' car and he was sitting inside. I started going to the village. In the turn, outside the Halastra cooperative, I noticed him behind me. I first went to my wife's butcher shop. I left to go to the unit ".
Regarding the crime scene, the accused stated the following: "I was surprised to see Dimitris there. He told me ‘since you have so many animals why do not you give me’. I told him I can not. He started to get angry. He told me ‘you are not helping me, I gave you so much money '. He started cursing. At one point he rushed at me and grabbed me by the shirt. I slapped him in the eye. I did not want to kill him. We both fell down. I fell on him. I was overweight. I tried to get up and saw that he was unconscious. I took a bucket of water and threw it in his face. He did not return. I massaged him as I had learned in the army.
My phone started ringing and it was a colleague of mine who came to the unit. I hugged him (the Greek) and I put him in the warehouse. I thought that when I came back he would breathe. I started massaging again but nothing happened. I was lost. I thought of calling my wife, my brother but I did not want to involve them. I thought it was over. I saw that he was not breathing, he had no pulse ".
To hide the incident he said: "Then I decided to do what I did. I dug a hole with the loader, I threw him in and threw rubble on top. Then I buried the car. The next day the problems started. I could not sleep, I raised sugar, I started to lose weight. I realized that I had ruined my life and my family . I'm ashamed of hiding it. I was lost, That's why I worked like this ".