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Father who shot son straight to trial

Paphos man who shot his own son will ring in the New Year behind bars


The father who shot and wounded his son during a domestic dispute in Paphos will go straight to criminal trial in January, while he will spend the holidays alone in his jail cell.

A Paphos District Court judge ordered the 66-year-old male suspect straight to criminal trial in a ruling on Monday, in connection with a father-son shooting incident during a domestic dispute on November 24.

Police were notified on Saturday afternoon, around 3pm, that a 66-year-old father armed with a hunting rifle shot and wounded his 44-year-old son in a dispute over family affairs.

The father reportedly fired the first shot and then his son charged towards him, with the two of them getting into a physical altercation. During the fight, another shot had ended up in the wall.

The son was rushed to the Emergency Room at Paphos General Hospital, after sustaining injuries on the left shoulder and arm. Doctors said his health condition was not in any danger.

The suspect will remain in custody through the start of his trial on 9 January 2019.

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