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Far-rightist charged with double murder

A 36-year-old parliamentary candidate for the extreme right-wing group Chrysi Avgi (Golden Dawn) faced an Athens prosecutor on Monday charged with the murder in February 2009 of a 48-year-old medium and his 38-year-old girlfriend.

Police sources told Kathimerini that the unnamed suspect has denied the charges but that the evidence linking him to the murder of the couple in northeastern neighborhood of Halandri was ?unshakeable.? Police believe the murders were prompted by a financial dispute or may have been contract killings.