‘Elevator dragon’ rapist accused of 1996 murder


The so-called “Elevator Dragon” who was convicted 20 years ago to 50 years in prison for raping 28 women, has been accused of murdering a man in the Lycabettus area of Athens in 1996 in front of his girlfriend.

Police were led to the suspect after matching his fingerprints to those found in the car of 21-year-old victim Nikitas Koronios, two decades after the incident.

According to the investigation, the suspect would stalk couples in their cars on the hill. He is accused of fatally stabbing Koronios when the victim got out of his car.

Appearing in an Athens court, the suspect has denied the charge, saying he had never been to Lycabettus Hill.