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Paramytha killer dad suing older son

Father who killed younger son seeks damages from victim’s brother and the state


The father who killed his son in Paramytha, Limassol, three years ago is suing his other son and the state for compensation.

A 73-year-old man who was sentenced to ten years for fatally shooting his own son in 2015, has filed a lawsuit against his surviving son, the victim’s brother.

Timoleon Themistokleous, from Paramytha in Limassol district, shot his son, 19-year-old soldier Odysseas Themistokleous on 14 October 2015, following a domestic dispute over car keys.

The father is reportedly seeking damages for “severe head injuries” he sustained during the incident causing him to need medical care.

The convicted killer is also suing the state for 'violation of right to life and physical integrity'

The plaintiff is also accusing his surviving son, Alexandros who is a defendant named in the lawsuit, of showing “cruel and inhumane treatment” against his own father, according to daily Phileleftheros.

But a judge back in April said the killer would have shot his son a second time, had it not been for the victim’s brother who intervened to grab the rifle and struck his dad on the head.

The judge presiding over the case had told the man that he could have got a lighter sentence had he confessed to the crime, but Themistokleous insisted throughout the trial he was not guilty.

The father is also asking to get back the title deeds to the family residence, which he previously passed down to his older son, citing what he described as “lies” during the trial.

Themistokleous is also seeking damages and compensation from the Republic, suing the state for “inhumane treatment” and falsely being kept in prison while in need of medical treatment.

The man is also suing the state for “violation of right to life and physical integrity.”

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