Cypriot Army captain gets seven life imprisonment for serial killings
The first sufferer was discovered dead by travelers taking images at a mining shaft in late April, unraveling the macabre murder spree. The last target uncovered, the six-year-old child, was discovered in a lake on July 12.
The case, including the worst peace-time wrongs versus women in Cyprus in living memory, has triggered outrage as well as horror on an island where significant criminal activity is relatively uncommon, and required the resignation of the justice minister and also sacking of the police principal.
A Greek Cypriot military captain was sentenced to seven life jail time terms on Monday after begging guilty to killing five women and two children in a three-year murder spree in which he preyed on his targets online.
He broke down in rips as police reviewed the charge versus him.
Nicos Metaxas, 35, begged guilty to 12 charges associating with the deliberate murder as well as the kidnapping of the seven– that originated from the Philippines, Romania and also Nepal– in between September 2016 and also July 2018. The two youngsters, aged 6 and 8, were little girls of two of the women.
The sentence gave by the Assizes (Lawbreaker) Court is the hardest ever before imposed by the Cypriot justice system.
Because the women were foreign, the authorities principal was sacked, and the justice minister resigned complying with accounts of made a mess of examinations by police that did not take the loss seriously.
Police state the implicated, a divorced dad of two, met the women online. The sufferers were mostly employed as maids on the island and also disappeared in between September 2016 as well as August 2018.
“I have committed abhorrent criminal offenses,” he said, revealing condolences to the family members of the targets.
Metaxas was taken under the safety on Monday to a courthouse in the capital Nicosia using a bullet-proof vest and also showed up without a lawyer.