All defendants found guilty in Kampanos murder case

All defendants found guilty in Kampanos murder case

A mixed jury court in Thessaloniki on Thursday unanimously found all 12 defendants in a trial over the killing of 19-year-old Alkis Kampanos in the northern port city in February last year guilty of murder.

The jury found seven of the 12 youths guilty of manslaughter with possible intent – lowered from an initial charge of premeditated murder – and five guilty of complicity.

Kampanos was beaten and stabbed in the upper thigh and bled to death while two of his friends, 19 and 20, were injured in the deadly attack by a gang of youths on February 1, 2022.

Before the attack, the defendants had asked the three friends who were sitting outside an apartment building in the Harilaou district which team they supported. They were attacked with knives, clubs, metal pipes, crowbars and a folding sickle – with murderous intent, the prosecutor’s report said.

The trial had begun in mid-January this year. 

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