Spiros Filidis’ accused murderer laughs as he faces Victorian court

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The accused murderer of 46-year-old Greek man Spiros Filidis was caught breaking out in laughter during a court hearing when news reporters appeared on camera to discuss a media application.

27-year-old Harrison Hilton-Taylor was charged with the alleged murder of the Greek man last week.

Filidis was found on the side of the road at the corner of Little Avenue and Widdop Crescent, Hampton East, just after midday on Tuesday with upper body injuries. Emergency services performed CPR, but he died at the scene.

Victorian police confirmed that the men did not know each other.

Harrison Hilton- Taylor
Harrison Hilton-Taylor (left) is set to be seen in court again on May 9, after allegedly murdering the Greek man. Photo: Daily Mail.

According to The Age, Hilton-Taylor faced Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on Friday afternoon by video link from jail. After the short procedural hearing, Magistrate Phillip Goldberg addressed media applications and required reporters to appear on camera.

The accused killer broke out into laughter as reporters addressed the magistrate.

Hilton-Taylor’s lawyer has asked that he be seen by a nurse while he is in custody as he had a schizoaffective disorder and required medication. He is expected to re-appear in court on May 9.

Source: The Age.

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