A 23-year-old Greek student who on Thursday shot an Albanian burglar to death in Paiania, eastern Attica, appeared before the prosecutor on Friday.
Residents of Paiania, who were gathered outside the capital's Evelpidon court complex on Friday morning, applauded the man as he entered the premises. “We are on your side. You are innocent,” people cheered.
The man is in custody after killing a 43-year-old Albanian man following an alleged attempted burglary at the former’s home, the second in as many months. He said the victim had threatened his mother with a knife.
According to police, the 43-year-old and two accomplices had broken into at least two residences in Paiania early on Thursday before officers were called to the scene to search the area with the help of local residents.
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