Life imprisonment and 15 years imprisonment for the crimes of murder and gang rape of the young student Eleni Topaloudi , in November 2018 in Rhodes, imposed by a decision the Mixed Jury Athens Court of Appeals to the two young defendants in the case, 26-year-old Roditis and his 24-year-old co-accused of Albanian origin.
The court unanimously did not recognize any mitigation (as well as the first instance ) accepting the relevant prosecutor's proposal. The decision of the Court of Appeals is exactly the same, that is, like the court of first instance that had tried the case, in May 2020.
The audience reacted with applause to the pronouncement of the decision, with the president pointing out: “Please! We're not in the theater! “.
Earlier, the court unanimously found the two accused guilty of raping and killing the student, accepting the proposal of the district attorney, who had pleaded guilty according to the indictment . In fact, the court did not recognize any mitigation for them.
No mitigation for the perpetrators & # 8211; Tensions in court
No mitigation was granted by the Athens Mixed Jury Court of Appeals to the two accused of murder and the rape of the young student Eleni Topaloudi , accepting the proposal of the district prosecutor.
In fact, tension prevailed in the court when her family < strong student hearing the lawyer of the accused Roditis characterize the crime as not disgusting , broke out: “ You are a defender of the murderer ! What do you say? Shame on you! “Listen to the monsters, it was not disgusting” were some of what was heard in the courtroom.
The voices of the people who reacted continued in the corridors of the courthouse, when they came out to calm down.
President : They also have a pain…
Defender : And I respect it as much as one can imagine…
In fact, the voices of the people who reacted, continued in the corridors of the courthouse, when they came out to calm down.
The decision not to recognize the mitigating circumstances to the two defendants was unanimous. In fact, when he heard the decision, the mother of the unfortunate student Koula Armoutidou approached the bench where the two convicts are sitting and said to Roditis: “I want to be proud of them; I want to see you “.
< The prosecutor's request had previously been requested that no mitigation be granted to the two defendants.previous lawful life , subsequent good behavior, post-adolescence , sincere repentance after the act and breach of the reasonable duration of the trial.
He also called for the implementation of Article 113 of the Criminal Code for young adult perpetrators. The civil suit left the room arguing that the defense's rhetoric goes beyond mitigation and reiterates substance issues.
Taking the floor, the prosecutor asked for the mitigation of the mitigating circumstances, emphasizing that the accused do indeed meet the age criteria, but ” can be attributed to a post-adolescent immaturity '. The prosecutor spoke of a “conscious choice in the context of a criminal plan”, which “took place in order to satisfy their sexual drive in a sick way and to cover up their criminal act “.
In fact, as the prosecutor pointed out, both defendants” for several years did drug use in violation of the law “, while it did not appear that there was remorse and mental breakdown for the act. “There was a sham apology to create the conditions for the relief,” the prosecutor said, noting that they had been on the run for a week and only after authorities reached out to one of the accused was there a confession. Finally, regarding the reduction of the sentence for violation of the reasonable duration of the trial, he claimed that there was no delay.
The prosecutor then asked for the two defendants to be sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of the student and 15 years imprisonment for her rape, as was the decision of the court of first instance. The court will soon announce its decision on the sentence.