Court upholds life sentences over 2011 Athens murder

Court upholds life sentences over 2011 Athens murder

An Athens appeals court on Monday upheld the life sentences of two Afghan men found guilty in 2012 for the murder of 44-year-old Manolis Kantaris in Athens in May 2011.

Kantaris had been on his way to get his car to drive his wife to hospital after she went into labor, when he was attacked and fatally stabbed by the two men and a third suspect who is still at large.

The perpetrators were after Kantaris’s camera, which they went on to sell for 120 euros. The court ordered that the two defendants spend the maximum 23 years left of their sentences behind bars.

Kantaris’s wife expressed her satisfaction with the decision.

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