Albanian man charged with murder of Santorini hotel owner

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A 20-year-old Albanian man allegedly confessed to the murder of a Santorini hotel owner, who was found charred in a blaze last Friday.

The 20-year-old Albanian builder confessed after he was brought to the Thira Police Department in the morning, initially arrested for illegal stay in the country.

The builder had worked for the victim, with the hotelier owing him 200 euros. The hotel owner allegedly refused to give him the money, resulting in a confrontation.

Police jeep in Santorini. News 24.gr/KARAGIANNAKIS GIANNIS

After knocking the hotel owner unconscious, he was covered with vodka and set on fire, causing him to be charred. It is noted that the crime was not strictly financially motivated, as the victim’s watch, safe, along with anything else of value, was left untouched.

The 20-year-old allegedly claimed that the owner of the hotel attacked him with an iron rod. He also reportedly said that he set him on fire to hide his traces.

Official announcements are expected from ELAS.

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