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Norwegian man faces manslaughter charges in policeman's murder

Late-night altercation turns deadly, prompting legal action against 44-year-old suspect


A 44-year-old Norwegian man faces charges of manslaughter with malice and weapons use, as filed by the Prosecutor, following his arrest for the murder of a 32-year-old policeman and the injury of the officer's best man in a Thessaloniki bar during the early hours yesterday.

According to the case details, a verbal altercation over a trivial matter escalated when the 44-year-old wounded the policeman's best man in the leg with a palm knife. Subsequently, using the same weapon, he fatally injured the 32-year-old officer, who intervened during the confrontation.

The 44-year-old has been referred to the investigating judge and awaits further legal proceedings, as reported by ERT.

The case file includes a forensic pathologist's report detailing the fatal neck wound sustained by the victim. Testimonies recounting the altercation and shedding light on the Norwegian's previous behavior in the area have also been included.

The off-duty officer succumbed to his injuries at the scene, with forensic findings attributing his death to uncontrollable bleeding resulting from a blood vessel laceration in the left cervical region.

During police questioning, the Norwegian claimed intoxication and psychological problems, asserting a lack of homicidal intent. The perpetrator, residing permanently in Greece, was reportedly a familiar presence at the establishment. The incident occurred around 4:30 a.m., following an argument between the 44-year-old and the policeman's best man, as witnessed by onlookers.

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