The woman came from Düsseldorf and met her husband in 2001. The couple moved to Greece in 2006. According to the Greek to police, both became alcoholics and were often seen fighting with each other. The couple had a fight in which the woman was severely injured and left unattended for 24 hours, during which period she died.
The man’s defence said that he was psychologically unstable and therefore not in control of his actions. The judge rejected the claim.