Greek Cypriot TV presenter to stand trial over murder of media mogul

A court in Greek Cyprus ordered a TV presenter and two other people to stand trial in connection with the murder of an influential media boss.

Greek Cypriot TV presenter to stand trial over murder of media mogul

 A court in Greek Cyprus on Tuesday ordered a TV presenter and two other people to stand trial in connection with the murder of an influential media boss gunned down outside his home on Jan. 11.

The killing of media mogul Andis Hadjicostis, 42, sent shockwaves through the Mediterranean island where criminal activity targeting business or the media is rare. He was the CEO of the Dias Media Group, one of the largest media companies in Greek Cyprus.

TV host Elena Skordelli, her brother and another man face charges of murder, conspiracy and possession of firearms. They are expected to answer charges when the trial starts on Feb. 22. In statements to police they have denied any involvement.

Skordelli and members of her family own about 20 percent in Sigma, a popular TV station which is part of the Dias Group.

She had worked at the station but later left to present a morning chat show on another commercial television station.

The suspected gunman is still at large abroad and police have issued an international arrest warrant for his capture.

Reuters

Last Mod: 10 Şubat 2010, 09:13
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