Wife killer testifies after being caught with child


A 33-year-old Albanian national who allegedly stabbed his estranged spouse to death at their family home in Ormylia, Halkidiki, northern Greece, before fleeing with their 4-year-old son, earlier this month, testified before a local prosecutor on Monday.

According to sources, the suspect, who was transferred from police custody to the prosecutor’s office under tight security, admitted to charges of murder and abduction.

His attempt to flee Halkidiki was frustrated by a large police operation that led to his arrest on Sunday morning.

The 33-year-old claimed to have been hiding out in abandoned properties and shacks over the past few weeks and to have broken into houses in order to steal food during his period as a fugitive, sources said.

The suspect is said to have fed himself and his child with fruit and chickens that he would steal from farms and cook.

The child is said to be in good health and has been under the supervision of a psychologist.