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Serial killer admits ‘abhorrent crimes’

Greek-Cypriot army captain Nicos Metaxas, who murdered five women and two girls was handed seven life sentences.

The unprecedented serial murder case has shocked the Mediterranean island.

In handing down the sentence, the three-judge panel said that Nicholas Metaxas appeared to have mounted a “campaign of murder” in choosing defenceless women.

Many of them had come to Cyprus looking for work.

The judges said Metaxas “didn’t even hesitate to kill children” over a two-year period during which prosecutors said he sought out many of his adult victims on online social networks using the handle “Orestes35” and had sex with ...

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