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Man, 23, sentenced to 10 years after stabbing teen outside Athens school

A court in Athens on Wednesday sentenced a 23-year-old man, Giorgos Apostolopoulos, to 10 years in jail for stabbing a 17-year-old pupil outside a school in Palaio Faliro, southern Athens.

The court rejected the assailant’s claim that he had been acting in self-defense. It also refused to allow him to be released while he appeals his sentence for attempted murder with possible malice aforethought.

Apostolopoulos is a supporter of neo-Nazi Golden Dawn and was in a relationship with his victim’s classmate. He is believed to have attacked his victim due to a political disagreement.

The teenage victim suffered serious injuries but later recovered. Apostolopoulos’s girlfriend may now face charges as phone records showed that the pair discussed the attack after it happened.

ekathimerini.com , Wednesday June 4, 2014 (20:26)  
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