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Father kills son with adze, attempts suicide

Police said on Thursday that a 69-year-old man has killed his 41-year-old son in Menemeni suburb of Thessaloniki, northern Greece.

The man was found unconscious next to his son‘s body on Wednesday afternoon. He is now at a hospital emergency unit under guard.

A coroner determined that the victim was killed by repeated hits in the head most likely with an adze.

The victim had at least 15 hits in the head, state broadcaster ERT reported.

The father then swallowed a large quantity of an undetermined type of pills.

Investigation by the Crimes Against Life Department of Thessaloniki Security Service were reportedly directed against the 69-year-old from the first moment, as no third person or traces of one were found at the scene of the crime.

According to the findings of the forensic investigation, the death of the 41-year-old is due to severe head injuries.

The murder weapon is considered to be an adze that was reportedly found well hidden on the balcony of the house.

The results of the histological and toxicological tests are now awaited.

Father and son often fought because of the latter’s drug habit, neighbors have told police.

The crime was disclosed when the mother of the 41-year-old and wife of the alleged perpetrator returned to the apartment, finding her son in a pool of blood and her husband unconscious next to him. She immediately called the police.

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