Killer of three men was provoked argues defence Update 2

Killer of three men was provoked argues defence Update 2

first_imgA 31-year-old Limassol man found guilty of manslaughter after he stabbed to death three other men will be sentenced on May 24, the criminal court said on Monday, as prosecutors appealed the verdict.Christakis Thoma, 31, has been found guilty for the killings of brothers Constantine and Paraschos Ntorzi, aged 19 and 21, and Emilios Miltiadous, 24, on November 24, 2015 in Limassol.The court had ruled that violent as the killings of the three victims were, it had not been proven that Thoma had acted with premeditation. The court therefore found him guilty of manslaughter, a charge that carries a maximum of life in prison, unlike premeditated murder, which carries an automatic life sentence.The state filed an appeal against the verdict last Friday.Thoma, 31, killed the two brothers and Miltiadous following an argument at his father’s restaurant in downtown Limassol in which the three demanded explanations over a friend request on Facebook he had sent to the fiancée of one of the brothers.He became enraged and chased after them, killing them one by one with a large kitchen knife before returning to the restaurant at Platia Heroon and then disappearing. He was caught two days later.Pleading for leniency, his lawyer on Monday told the court that the sentence must not be disproportionate to the offences he had committed.The defence argued that Thoma had admitted killing the three men immediately and had cooperated with police. They also suggested that he had been provoked by the victims and became enraged.The court was asked not to impose consecutive sentences while conceding that the fact that there were three victims was an aggravating factor.  You May LikeClassmates.comLook For Any High School Yearbook, It’s FreeClassmates.comUndoFigLeaf Beta AppHow to Become Fully Anonymous Online in Less Than 3 Minutes? Better safe than sorryFigLeaf Beta AppUndoTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoAuthorities release five of 12 Israeli rape suspects, seven due in court FridayUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img

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