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74-year old pleads guilty to manslaughter in Paphos euthanasia case

Both sides have agreed to the lesser charge, pending the approval of the Attorney General

Source: CNA

Both sides in the Tremithousa murder case have agreed on an amendment to the indictment, with the 74-year-old defendant expected to plead guilty to manslaughter, it was announced today before the Paphos Permanent Criminal Court. The case has been postponed until December 13.

Defense lawyer Nikoleta Charalambidou specifically requested an adjournment to prepare the written plea.

Andreas Hadjikirou, who represents the prosecution, made no objections, so the court scheduled the case for December 13, 2022, at 9:30 a.m. The 74-year-old man was also ordered to remain in custody.

Hadjikyrou also stated that the facts of the case and the sentence reduction will be subject to the Attorney General's approval.

It was noted in Court that both parties had agreed to amend the indictment. According to the Court, during the subsequent hearing, both parties agreed on the facts of the case, allowing the prosecution to vary the indictment.

According to the defense attorney, the accused is now anticipated to modify his response and accept responsibility for the alleged manslaughter.

According to the history of the case, on December 2021, a 74-year-old British man killed his wife who was suffering from terminal cancer because, as he later claimed, he could not bear to see her suffer. He claimed that she was pleading with him to take away her excruciating pain.

The 74-year-old man was referred to the Paphos Permanent Criminal Court for an immediate trial on December 31, 2021.

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