Man, 22, gets two life terms for brutal murder of 71-year-old


A court in Iraklio on Crete on Thursday handed two life sentences to a 22-year-old Bulgarian national after finding him guilty of the brutal murder of a 71-year-old man in the village of Moires in August last year.

Police found the 71-year-old butchered in his bed and subsequently arrested the 22-year-old and a youth who were charged with breaking into the elderly man’s home in order to rob him.

The 71-year-old was found to have been stabbed 57 times.

It remained unclear whether the 22-year-old had an additional motive apart from robbery for the vicious attack.