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Suspect in Fyssas murder case expresses regret

The man who is alleged to have made the phone call that precipitated the murder of rapper Pavlos Fyssas by a Golden Dawn member in September told magistrates on Tuesday that he had not intended for anyone to be hurt and that he did not want anything to do with the neo-Nazi party.

The man, referred to simply as G.A. by court sources, said he was at a cafe in Keratsini, near Piraeus, watching a soccer game when he felt threatened by the presence of a large group of people who were allegedly criticizing Golden Dawn in their conversation.

He claims this prompted him to call another Golden Dawn member, Yiannis K., who was the driver of the car in which Giorgos Roupakias arrived to stab Fyssas to death.

“I got carried away with Golden Dawn,” G.A. reportedly told magistrates.

“I do not want to see them before my eyes again.”