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Man charged with twin car-jack murder

An alleged procurer has been charged with murdering two foreign prostitutes while on holiday last summer on the eastern Aegean island of Lesvos after the one woman rejected his marriage proposal, police said yesterday. Athens resident Stylianos Fterianos, 56, who comes from the Lesvos village of Polychnitos, had initially denied any involvement in the disappearance of Albanian national Valbona Pepa, 29, and Rosa Mascia, 21, from Brazil, with whom he had set off in July for a five-day holiday on Lesvos. But following interrogation, police said, he confessed to killing both women in their hotel room with a car jack and throwing the bodies into the sea. Fterianos claimed to have told Pepa, with whom he was having an affair while also driving her to meetings with clients, that he had started divorce proceedings in order to marry her. She allegedly disagreed, so Fterianos killed her and Mascia, who tried to intervene.