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Zammit killer faces retrial and life term

A bouncer, who last month received a jail sentence of more than 22 years for killing an Australian tourist on Myconos in 2008, is to stand trial again on murder charges – and faces a life term if found guilty, following an appeal by a prosecutor. A Lesvos court last month found Marios Antonopoulos guilty of causing fatal bodily injury after the 25-year-old student admitted to punching 20-year-old Doujon Zammit outside a Myconos nightclub. Zammit was severely beaten and had to be airlifted to Athens where, a few days later, his parents decided to turn off his life-support machine. The decision to hold a new trial was made after an appeals court prosecutor called for Antonopoulos to face murder charges, as had originally been intended, rather than the reduced charges of fatal bodily harm. A date for the new trial has yet to be set.