News Local Yeri murder: Mother to be sent to Athalassa psychiatric hospital

Yeri murder: Mother to be sent to Athalassa psychiatric hospital

A 40 year old woman under investigation for the premeditated murder of her 12 year old son has been examined by a psychiatrist and will be taken to Athalassa psychiatric hospital for treatment, Nicosia police chief Yiannakis Charalambous told CyBC radio on Friday.

The woman, who is from Kazakhstan, is suspected of killing her son with a knife and then attempting to kill herself in their second floor apartment in Yeri on Thursday.

She was found by her husband, a 52 year old Greek Cypriot policeman and stepfather of the child, who called the fire services to help him access his home when he was unable to unlock his door.

The woman underwent surgery at Nicosia Hospital yesterday and is reported to be in stable condition.

She has already been examined by a psychiatrist and will be sent to Athalassa psychiatric hospital later today by court order for treatment.

“After she is treated, the case is expected to move forward in court,” Charalambous said.

The 12 year old boy was found dead in his bed with fatal injuries to his throat.

Education Ministry psychologists are at the child’s primary school in Yeri today to provide support to children and their parents.

Police said yesterday they are investigating a case of premeditated murder.

Nicosia CID chief Neophytos Shiailos said several sharp objects were found in the Yeri apartment. “These appear to have been used for the crime we are investigating, which is premeditated murder,” he said.

“From initial inquiries it appears that the mother is involved,” he said. ”

Asked whether the woman faced any medical or other issues, Shialios replied: “She faced various health issues.”

He did not elaborate.

Read more


Top Stories

Massive blaze in Dora-Kouklia out of control on many fronts-Arson investigated

  A massive blaze between the villages of Dora and Kouklia in the Limassol and Paphos districts, continued on many fronts, with dozens of firefighters...

Five Covid patients at Famagusta hospital

  Five Covid-19 patients are currently being treated at the Famagusta General Hospital, the reference institution for the disease. The fifth patient was admitted last night. According...

Authorities intensify Covid controls

  Authorities have intensified Covid-19 inspections in businesses, conducting 1150 checks across Cyprus on possible violations in accordance with relevant Health Ministry directives to prevent...

Cyprus teams continue search and rescue effort in Beirut (update)

  Members of the Cyprus Special Disaster Unit and the Police Mobile Action Unit are on ground zero in Beirut, taking part in the search...

6 police officers suspended in connection with corruption case

  Six police officers have been suspended on the orders of Chief Stelios Papatheodorou, in connection with a on-going corruption case. The officers were placed on...


Octopus ‘Kathisto’ (or Octopus braised in Wine)

Ingredients: 1/2 cup Greek extra virgin olive oil 2 medium onions, chopped fine 1 large octopus, about 2kg (cleaned and kept whole) 3/4 cup dry red wine 1/3 cup...

Homemade lemonade

Ingredients: 1 cup lemon juice 1 cup sugar Method: Thoroughly wash the lemons with soap and warm water. Roll each lemon with the palm of your hand, pressing...

‘Striftaria’ mini cheese pies

Ingredients 1 ½ cup milk 2 tbsps. flour 4 tsps. of butter 3 eggs, slightly beaten + 1 extra with 1 tbs. of milk for spreading 1 pack of...

Mini potato canapes baked on salt

Ingredients Serves: 12 1kg small Cypriot potatoes rock salt, as needed 250g salted butter 300ml full fat cremé frâiche 1 pot cod or salmon roe Method Prep:20min › Cook:35min › Ready in:55min Take...