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Police officer relays conversation with Roupakias after Fyssas stabbing

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The trial of Golden Dawn, the neo-Nazi party accused of being a criminal organization, continued Wednesday with the testimony of police officer Dimitris Kouretzis who was at the scene of rapper Pavlos Fyssas’s murder.

Kouretzis, a co-driver in one of the squad cars dispatched to the Keratsini suburb of Piraeus on the evening of the killing on September 18, 2013, relayed to judges the conversation he had with Giorgos Roupakias, the GD member who has admitted to stabbing 34-year-old Fyssas to death.

“I asked him what had happened and he responded, ‘I don’t know.’ Right after he said, ‘I did it, don't tell anybody, I'm one of you,” the witness told the court adding that he had found Roupakias smoking a cigarette in the front seat of his car, with the engine running and the lights on.

“I asked him, ‘what do you mean?’ and he replied, ‘I belong to Golden Dawn.’ ‘Sir, you are not one of us,’ I told him and took him to the police station,” said Kouretzis, adding that he had found a knife covered in blood dropped behind the car’s rear left wheel.