Afghan national gets life in prison for murder

A 23-year-old Afghan national has been sentenced to life in prison for the murder of 76-year-old Aikaterini Kokkinou in Livadia, Mylopotamos, on the island of Crete, in November 2011.

The 23-year-old was found guilty of strangling the 76-year-old, who was found covered with a blanket in her bedroom, along with his accomplice, a 23-year-old compatriot. An international warrant has been issued for the latter’s arrest.

The Hania court handling the case ruled that the motive behind the crime was robbery, for which the 23-year-old received an extra 15-year prison sentence.