The 43-year-old widow of a 62-year-old cardiologist, who was sentenced to 15 years in prison by the Mixed Appeals Court of Eastern Crete for complicity in the murder of her husband in October 2017, has been out of jail since Monday.
According to Nigriti, the 43-year-old woman, who served a significant portion of her sentence, was released on parole yesterday and has already returned to the arms of the child she received from the deceased doctor.
In particular, the 43-year-old was released from prison with conditions, as he served 3/5 of his sentence in a beneficial calculation and, according to reports, exhibited good behavior in prison.
It may be recalled that the woman has spent around 5.5 years in jail. From October 2017 (when the crime was committed) to March 2018 (when he was released on parole) and from February 2019 (when he was convicted by a joint jury) to yesterday Monday.
Life imprisonment on both counts
The case was first heard in February 2019 at Heraklion's Joint Jury Court, which unanimously found the dead doctor's 43-year-old widow and her 42-year-old ex-boyfriend: both guilty. Sentenced to life imprisonment. The court found the 42-year-old ex-policeman guilty of the charge sheet (murder in a peaceful mood).
Regarding his 43-year-old companion, the leader differed from the indictment, but also from the prosecutor's earlier plan. The 43-year-old woman has been referred for trial for being a direct accomplice to murder against her husband, while Edra's lawyer has proposed changing the charge against her from direct complicity to simple complicity in murder.
The Joint Jury Court of Heraklion changed the charge from direct complicity to murder to moral complicity in murder. In the end, regular and lay (jury) judges unanimously found the 43-year-old guilty of moral culpability in her husband's murder, and the cardiologist's widow – and herself – were sentenced to life in prison.
Sentenced to 15 years imprisonment by the Court of Appeal
However, last November, the case was heard on a second occasion by the Mixed Jury Court of Appeal of Eastern Crete (Heraklion). An appeals court unanimously found the 42-year-old ex-constable of the Bulgarian police guilty of premeditated murder in a calm state of mind. years and 6 months, but fines of 1,800 euros for weapons violations) and behind bars.
However, the appeals court differed from the first case involving the 43-year-old Bulgarian woman and found her to be a simple accomplice to murder, ultimately sentencing her to 15 years in prison.
In a statement to neakriti.gr, one of her lawyers, Dionysis Verras, 43, said of her client, “The judge was generous and gentle with her. It's time for her to take responsibility for her child. It's up to her to show that she deserves the trust shown by the abusive council that freed her.”
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