A lifer who was first convicted and then testified as the main prosecution witness in the case of the Agia Napa murder in 2016 got a conditional suspended sentence. The lifer was a protection witness and was held outside prison until recently. According to legal experts this is the first time a lifer gets suspended sentence.
The Legal Service made it clear that the suspended sentence was conditional and no agreement had preceded. It was also mentioned that the said person’s testimony had been instrumental both for the investigation of the case and to substantiate all charges that the six defendants were facing.
From the very beginning, the said witness had admitted his part and the Attorney General’s decision was made on the one hand, because of his genuine and essential contribution to the investigation of the most serious criminal cases and on the other hand, due to health reasons.