2 Greek policemen to stand trial Dec. 15 for boy’s fatal shooting that sparked massive riots
ATHENS, Greece (AP) – Court officials say two policemen will go on trial Dec. 15 for the fatal shooting of a teenager that sparked massive riots in Greek cities last year.
A council of judges has decided that the trial will be held in the town of Halkida, some 50 miles (80 kilometers) north of Athens.
The two are charged with murder and attempted murder for the Dec. 6 shooting in central Athens, which followed an altercation between the officers and a group of youths.
The charges carry a maximum life sentence.
The policemen claim 15-year-old Alexandros Grigoropoulos was killed by a ricochet after they fired a warning shot in the air.
The teenager’s death sparked rage across Greece, with days of violent protests in which dozens were injured and more than 250 arrested.