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Man faces murder charges after girlfriend dies of injuries from alleged beating

A 25-year-old man suspected of viciously beating his 23-year-old girlfriend, Fai Bachla, in Nea Makri, northeast of Athens, last month is to face an investigating magistrate on Thursday on murder charges following the woman’s death from her injuries last week.

The unnamed man, who has been accused of being a supporter of the ultra-right Golden Dawn, was remanded in custody on Wednesday after turning himself in to police. He allegedly denied beating his girlfriend, claiming that she hit her head on the bumper of his car after the couple had a “little lovers’ tiff.”

The victim’s sister, who witnessed the dispute, has testified otherwise.