Greek man who shot robber threating his mother charged with homicide
Citizens rally outside a courthouse in support of a 24-year-old man charged with homicide after fatally shooting a robber who had broke into his home and threatened his mother.
The man was charged with fatally wounding a 43-year-old Albanian national. An Athens prosecutor filed the charge with the extenuating circumstance that the man was acting while in the "heat of the moment" (ab irato).
In his initial statement, the 24-year-old, a veterinary student in Hungary, said he unintentionally fired his shotgun while chasing a trio of unknown men believed to have broken into at least three residences in the early morning hours of Thursday. His attorneys also said their client believed previous shotgun fire from the same neighborhood emanated from the burglars. According to reports, another neighborhood resident fired into the air to ward off a trio of robbers, believed to be the same men.
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