Thessaloniki: Murder without mercy “shows” the will for Alkis Kampanos
The reasoning of the judges of the Criminal Council of Thessaloniki for the murder of Alkis Kampanou and the wounding of two of his friends by the group of 12 people determined to kill “Arians” is revealed today by “ET”. of Sunday. Already, the 12 perpetrators have been indicted and will sit here at the Mixed Jury Court of Thessaloniki on January 18, 2023.
In 182 pages, the judges of the relevant board describe what happened from the first minute that the group of 12 was formed that night with the sole purpose “to take the lives of people with the sole criterion of choosing victims that they support this group”.
An episode between Ari and PAOK fans was the reason and the phones started ringing among the PAOK fans, who on the evening of January 31 decided to arrive “organized and armed in the area of the Kleanthis Vikelidis stadium”.
As the judges explain, the plan was completely organized since some of the perpetrators left their mobile phones on the PAOK link, while those with them, as soon as they entered the Harilaou area, at 23.50 that night, switched them off so that it would not be pleasant. their location and course. When a little later they spotted Alkis Kampanou’s group of five sitting on the steps of an apartment building, they surrounded them with cars, “blocking both of their escape routes, with the aim of letting them go, let them prevent their possible escape, but also prevent them. prevent the possible arrival of third parties in cars to support the defenders”.
Wearing hoods, neckerchiefs and helmets and brandishing crowbars, knives, sledgehammers, folding clubs, metal pipes and even… scythes, they headed towards Alki’s unsuspecting company. The attack began, and upon hearing the youths’ admission that they support Ari’s team, the attack began without a verbal confrontation.
From the fury of the perpetrators, as described in the will, two of the five children manage to escape, while the other three were trapped at the scene of the attack. When the D.K. (third of the party) tried to escape, the assailant holding the drill caught up with him and managed to hit him in the buttock, which caused massive bleeding, but the child eventually managed to escape. “Throughout the attack, that is for a little more than a minute, all the defendants continuously hit the other two young men who were at the scene and did not escape the fury of the perpetrators,” the judges say.
The will describes in detail the attack on the unfortunate Alkis, on whom the defendants inflicted repeated and severe blows with knives and sickles, which caused him to bleed uncontrollably. “Alkibiades Kampanos begged them to stop, mouthing the phrases “don’t bother me anymore” and “help, I can’t, I’m in pain”, without the 12 attackers who attacked him stopping even for a second until their task was completed.
Alkis Kampanos: He was calling for help…
Special mention goes to the desperate effort of Alki’s friend, A.B., to save him and protect him from blows. Alcibiades Kampanos was heard asking for help and his friend tried to jump from the steps on him, to help him and protect him from the blows, but he was held by three assailants and another assailant, tall, managed to hit him severely with . crowbar to the head, causing him to feel dizzy and prone to fainting, and another assailant stabbed him in the right leg.” A few minutes later, when the group of 12 left the scene, Alkis, with the help of his friend, took a few steps and finally lost consciousness.
INTENT TO KILL
“Repeatedly and hard knocks”
According to the judges, the defendants’ intent to kill results “from the means they chose for the attack, from the fact that the defendants’ blows were repeated and severe, from the parts of the body where they inflicted the blows, i.e. head, chest, thighs , from the numerical superiority of the perpetrators over the victims, from the fact that while Alkis Kampanos was on the ground and asking for help, the defendants continued to strike him together and repeatedly, from the fact that the defendants, while they had struck repeatedly and in vital organs of the victims and the latter were bleeding uncontrollably, instead of calling for help they abandoned bloodthirsty in order to escape their escape”.
What came before
A clear sports reference and background of the case is recorded in the will, as “the reason for the attack was the fact that earlier in the day Ari fans had attacked PAOK fans, the defendants asked the well-known young people to which team they belonged and then attacked them. they went to the area of Harilaou, home of Ari’s stadium, to carry out the acts attributed to these acts, they set out for the attack by the PAOK association, organized and armed and after inviting other fans, while many of the perpetrators had participated in earlier. incidents between the fans of the teams in question”.
“We’re hunting Martians, why we are PAOK. We are fans…”
In the document, the allegations of all the defendants are completely deconstructed. Especially for the 10th of them, who was holding the famous scythe and claims that he managed to hit only one of Alki’s friends, who managed to escape, the judges note that the claim is unfounded, since “it is certain that the 10th defendant brought . the scythe since a print of his thumb has been found on its surface, and with it he hit both the deceased Alkis Kampanos and the patient. A.B., after biological material of both was found on the sickle.”
In fact, the specific accused was “given” by his co-accused, with one of them stating that after the attack “the 10th and 11th were celebrating that ‘the f***’ referring to the children they attacked”. As it is characteristically noted, “indicative of the mentality of the 10th accused regarding the value of the life of the follower of Mars is the phrase used in his apology “we were looking to find bulk Martians”. Another co-accused of the 10th mentioned in his apology that this particular man was celebrating that he “nailed three people with a scythe and when it came out of their body it made the sound ‘clutch'”.
Stones, wood, knives
The hatred of the fans is expressed with anger towards the judges and in the apology of the 11th defendant, who characteristically said: “We are chasing Arians, because we are PAOK. We are fans… When things like this happen, we go, we find them, we are 10-15 people and we chase them. There are fights sometimes. We fight with our hands, with various things… with stones, sticks, belts and knives many times”.
A lack of elementary awareness of the evil they caused is mentioned in the will, since another of the accused said in his apology that when they found out that their people had returned to the PAOK association, they thought that everything was fine. “Actually, all was not well as the accused had taken the life of one man and attempted to take the lives of two others. However, this specific sentence captures the intermediate attitude of the accused towards the legal good of the life of Ari’s followers”.