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Magistrate could get Alex case

Supreme Court prosecutor Giorgos Sanidas has asked for a plenary session of the Thessaloniki appeals court judges to be called to decide whether the case of the disappearance of 11-year-old Alex Meshivili in Veria needs to be assigned to an investigating magistrate, court sources said. In a letter to the head of the Thessaloniki appeals court judges, Stylianos Grozos, Sanidas said that the case has become extremely complicated as it appears that the families of some of the five schoolboys allegedly involved in the incident have been trying to cover up the truth. Sanidas also believes that some of the children want to reveal the truth about what happened to the 11-year-old but are being forced to keep quiet. The five schoolboys have been charged with murdering Alex in February and then disposing of the body. Their parents have also been charged with failing to control their children. However, police have so far failed to find the child’s body and it is not clear how the legal case will proceed.