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Road rage tiff sparks Cretans’ fatal revenge

A 31-year-old border guard and his brother, 33, of Cretan origin, are to face an Athens prosecutor in connection with the murder of a 29-year-old man who allegedly got into a fight with their younger sibling last year. Police said the brothers admitted to tracking down Achilleas Liolis because he allegedly punched their younger brother following a dispute about who had priority on a road in central Athens last December. After learning of the incident, the brothers are alleged to have harassed several of Liolis’s acquaintances and beaten one of them, in their efforts to find him and avenge their younger brother. When they finally found him in July, with a friend in a square in the suburb of Aghia Paraskevi, the elder brother allegedly shot Liolis in the head with his pistol while his brother knifed Liolis’s friend, a 20-year-old air force private.