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Trial of man suspected of starting fatal Marfin Bank fire put off until May 2014

The trial of two people accused of being involved in 2010 attacks on a branch of Marfin Bank and the Ianos bookstore in central Athens, the former resulting in the deaths of three people, has been delayed until May 14 next year.

The trial was due to begin on Monday but the unavailability of one of the lawyers taking part meant the judge postponed the start of the case until 2014.

One suspect has been charged with causing, along with two other people who have yet to be identified, the fire at the Marfin branch in May 2010 that caused to three bank employees, including a pregnant woman, dying from smoke inhalation.

The other suspect is accused of making a failed attempt to set fire to the bookstore.

Both suspects deny the charges and the man accused of causing the Marfin fire has submitted CCTV images that he says proves he could not have committed the crime, which took place during a protest march ahead of Greece signing its first bailout agreement.

ekathimerini.com , Monday December 9, 2013 (11:17)  
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