Life sentences for pair who murdered psychiatrist over drugs

A Thessaloniki court on Thursday sentenced two ethnic Greeks from the former Soviet Union, aged 34 and 45, to life in prison for the murder of a 46-year-old psychiatrist who refused to give them prescriptions for drugs.

The pair, who had been following the state-backed OKANA drug rehabilitation program, stabbed the psychiatrist with a switchblade in her surgery in December 2011 before gagging and binding her and torching the premises to dispose of her remains, the court heard.