May 27, 2024

Athens News

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Paleo Faliro: son stabbed 78-year-old mother and set fire to apartment

According to police, the 78-year-old elderly woman received multiple stab wounds that apparently led to her death. The police found a 20-centimeter knife in the house.

Law enforcement is looking into the possibility that her 48-year-old son killed her, as he has a history of mental illness. According to, after the massacre, the attacker set fire to the apartment. A man with minor injuries (burns) was rescued by firefighters who arrived at the scene.

The man was arrested and taken to the Athens Police Department, which is conducting a preliminary investigation into the incident. According to the authorities, the detainee is likely to have psychological problems, so he was scheduled for a psychiatric examination.

The fire department was notified of a fire in one of the apartments in Paleo Faliro in the early hours of Saturday 14 May. 12 firefighters in three specialized vehicles were immediately mobilized.

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