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Femicide in Drama: Man shoots dead wife for asking divorce

Α 63-year-old man shot dead with a rifle his 59-year-old wife in their family home in a village in Drama, northern Greece. He later turned the weapon against himself. It is the fourth femicide in Greece since the beginning of 2022.

The victim had asked for divorce, local media report citing the couple’s friends.

The bodies were found by one of the couple’s daughters who went early Tuesday morning to check in her parents’ home as they did not answer her phone calls.

The victim was shoot in the living room, while the body of the perpetrator was found in the bathroom.

According to media, even though they were living in the same house in Prosostani village, the couple had separated some time ago and the woman was pressing for a divorce. Something, the man would not accept.
Friends of the couple told news websitenewsit.gr that the victim was planning to leave the home on Tuesday.
The man was a well-known businessman in the city of Drama as he owned a restaurant next to the court building.
They had two daughters and three grandchildren.
Femicide in Greece has paid a double-digit toll since the beginning of 2021: more than 20 women of all age groups have been killed by current and former partners.

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