A 22-year-old man was sentenced to 30 years in prison for the murder of a 36-year-old woman in Limassol

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The Limassol Criminal Court sentenced a 22-year-old Lithuanian man to 30 years in prison today, who was found guilty of the murder of 36-year-old Iryna Hurskaya, whose body was found on October 11, 2020 at her home in Agios Tychonas, Limassol. His 25-year-old accomplice was sentenced to three years in prison for breaking into her home.

The unfortunate woman, mother of three, was found dead in her home by her 15-year-old son and her friend, while her other two children, aged 3 and 6, were absent from noon on October 9, as they would spend the weekend with her ex-husband.

Investigations revealed evidence against the 30-year-old, who had been in a relationship with the victim for some time and who was arrested a few days later in the area of ​​Amathus and admitted that he strangled the 36-year-old and that his intention was to rob her.

His 25-year-old compatriot was also involved in the case, who was also arrested and during interrogation he confessed that he had broken into the house with the 30-year-old, while he left the scene when he realized that a second person (the victim's 15-year-old son) was at home.

The 30-year-old, who said he was addicted to gambling, admitted that he took property from the bedroom, went to Nicosia, where he sold part of it at very low prices, while he visited a barber shop and dyed his hair in order not to be recognized. He also moved to villages, where in Agros he lost all his betting money, tried to break into a house in Alona and stayed in an apartment in Askas, where he had gone with the victim in the past.

After nearly 11 months of litigation, the Criminal Court sentenced the 30-year-old to 22 years in prison for the crime of murder and 18 years for the crime of robbery, as well as shorter sentences for other crimes, such as conspiracy to commit a crime and illegal possession. drug use.

The 25-year-old was also sentenced for various offenses, with a longer three-year imprisonment for the crime of burglary. It is noted that the penalties are met.