On the orders of a Piraeus prosecutor, the Greek Police on Thursday have made public the identities of seven Georgian nationals who have been charged in connection with the brutal killing of a 67-year-old restaurant owner on the island of Hydra last weekend.
The suspects, aged between 27 and 42, were being detained at Athens Police Headquarters under enhanced security.
They face charges of manslaughter and robbery.
According to sources, all the suspects denied any involvement in the brutal assault though authorities are said to have physical evidence linking them to the killing.
The suspects are alleged to have broken into the restaurant owner’s home early on Sunday, tied him up and tortured him before fleeing with jewelry and cash.
A coroner found that the victim was suffocated and died of a heart attack.
His body was covered with bruises.