The 54-year-old man who was threatening to commit suicide after brutally killing his wife surrendered to police on Friday afternoon after seven hours of negotiations.
Early Friday morning he had lurked his 48-year-old ex wife and mother of four and stabbed her to death in Peristera village by Ierapetra in south Crete. The woman died on the spot due to multiple fatal injuries.
The perpetrator fled the crime scene with his motorcycle that was broken down and he then reportedly went to the top of a nearby cliff where he threatened to kill himself by jumping down if they would arrest him and put him in jail.
Policemen, a special negotiator and also his son tried to persuade him to surrender.
While it is unclear if the perpetrator has been injured as he was surrendering to police, he has been taken to the hospital in Ierapetra with an ambulance and under police guard.
According to local media radiolasithi, during the negotiations he was believing that his victim was still alive even though injured and in hospital.
Media report that the first call he made after the murder was to his son. “I killed your mother,” the perpetrator said.
According to latest information, surveillance cameras at the courtyard of the hotel have captured the man chasing victim Nektaria with a knife, however, not the moment of the murder.
Police continues the investigation.
The 48-year-old woman is the 13th victim of femicide in Greece since beginning of 2021. One more woman who was killed for having left or planning to leave a husband or a partner.
What a shame! Somebody should have pushed him.