Man gets 20 years for murdering 6-year-old daughter

Man gets 20 years for murdering 6-year-old daughter

An Athens appeals court sentenced a former police officer to 20 years in prison on Tuesday for the murder of his 6-year-old daughter in April, 2017 in the western Athens suburb of Aghia Varvara.

The child’s body was found in a dumpster.

The court acknowledged that his lack of a prior criminal record was a mitigating factor, which resulted in the commuting of his life sentence to a 20-year term.

The 60-year-old defendant claimed he was suffering from psychiatric problems on the day he inadvertently suffocated the child by putting his hand on her mouth to stop her from crying. 

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