Teenage ‘killer’ claims he was bullied


A 14-year-old boy who has allegedly confessed to killing another boy of the same age in a village near Thessaloniki on Saturday reportedly said he had been repeatedly bullied by the victim because his family is poor.

The suspect allegedly got into a row with the victim at a cafe in Gefyra. After leaving together, the suspect allegedly went briefly into his home and returned with a kitchen knife he used to slash the other boy’s throat.

The 14-year-old victim was reported missing by his parents on Saturday night after failing to arrive home. His body was found the next day, with his throat cut and a knife lying beside his body.

The suspect is due to be questioned by a prosecutor on Tuesday.