Grandmothers Of Crime To Appear In Court – Two Of Them “Escape”
President Christofias has kept his promise never to allow immoral and criminal gambling to be promoted on the island, as the first alleged major gambling criminals are due to appear in court this month.
The 44 elderly women aged 72 to 99 years-old were arrested in 2009 when a heavily-armed crime squad raided a house where they were engaging in the 'immoral and criminal activity' of playing cards.
According to one of the accused, 99-year-old Eytichia Yiasoumi from Limassol, two more elderly women suspects are are now in a nursing home suffering from Alzheimers and they don't remember anything about the case.
Even though Yiasoumi told Sigma TV last week that she had no intention of appearing in front of the court, in a new statement to journalist Lukas Spatharis she said:
"If I am able to walk, I will appear, if not let them come to me," adding “I was just killing time with my friends, let them find me guilty and put me in jail, so what?”
She then proceeded to beat the journalist at cards.
Photo Eytichia Yiasoumi From SigmaLive.com
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