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Dog Killer Goes Unpunished 3 Years After Deliberately Murdering A Puppy In Greece

Dog killer Kostas Liapis, a restaurant owner in the village of Nea Stira, in the island of Evia in Greece still goes unpunished three whole years after he deliberately lured a three month old puppy with food and then broke her skull with a wooden chair.




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The only photo of Maggie when alive. She was only three months old.

Maggie was one of the millions of strays in Greece

Maggie

Maggie was one of the millions of strays in Greece. She was only three months old – can you imagine what this means? How young and sweet she was? As all strays here, Maggie had no other choice but to learn how to provide for herself, wandering near the local restaurants and begging for some food.

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Maggie lying in a coma in front of the restaurant after she was beaten

The night of the murder

On July 17 2014 Maggie was wandering near the restaurant. The owner, Kostas Liapis lured her in with food. Maggie approached, and once she was close enough, he grabbed a chair and hit her in the head. The blow left her in a coma.

he lured her in with food

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She was taken to the nearby clinic of Halkida by a volunteer, but the damage was irreparable and Maggie was put to sleep.

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Animal lovers protesting in front of the restaurant after Maggie’s murder

The aftermath

Maggie’s murder reached unprecedented publicity for the Greek standards. This is a country where stray dogs are deliberately poisoned, shot and killed every day – one of the reasons why Maggie’s killer did what he did in public was because he thought he was allowed to, but he was mistaken.

Maggie’s murder reached unprecedented publicity for the Greek standards

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A sing placed in front of the restaurant: “Tavern: the dog murderer”

The murder went viral, protests in front of his restaurant, signs hang by animal lovers calling the place “the dog killer’s tavern” and a mass mobilization in social media, demanding justice for Maggie, forced the authorities to do their freakin’ job.

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X ray of Maggie’s head

Kostas Liapis was given a 30.000 euro fine (the annual income of a working class citizen here is four times less), which is the highest fine that can be given to anyone who deliberately causes the death of an animal, according to the law.

the restaurant was closed in October 2014

Despite his efforts to keep his business alive, the restaurant was closed in October 2014 – although rumor has it that he has opened a new restaurant under his wife’s name.

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Animal lovers protesting in front of the restaurant

 

the trial has been postponed about five of six times so far

The trial

Haha!! Well, the trial has been postponed about five of six times so far. It’s been three years since the murder and there has been no trial. Eye witnesses drag themselves to court twice a year, just to be informed that there will be no trial. Oops. This is our legal system – it has always been like that.

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“Justice for Maggie”

The trial has been set once again for December 8 2017 – don’t get your hopes up, it will probably be postponed again.

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The restaurant “for rent” after Maggie’s murder reached unprecedented publicity

The nice people of the quiet town of Nea Stira

The nice people of the quiet little town (or is it a village? I’m not sure) are – of course – standing by the murderer, offering him all the support he needs. Well, probably not all of them, but I am pretty sure it’s most of them. Even when the mayor himself expressed his disgust for the murder (not that he cared I guess, but public relations forced him to), the villagers kept supporting their neighbor Kostas, with the excuse “it’s just a f@#^ dog, what’s the big deal?”

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Comment (apparently from a resident of the village) on an animal welfare post about Maggie’s murder: “at least the four legged beast suffered before it died”

 
One of them actually keeps commenting publicly every time there is a new post about Maggie’s case, insisting that “it was just a f@#^ dog” / “it bled and suffered before she died, haha”/”we will keep supporting him (the owner”, we won’t let a couple of crazy animal lover destroy his life over a f@#% dog”.

“it’s just a f@#^ dog, what’s the big deal?”

This is Greece ladies and gentlemen! Welcome!



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3 thoughts on “Dog Killer Goes Unpunished 3 Years After Deliberately Murdering A Puppy In Greece”

  1. XIΛΙΑ ΜΠΡΑΒΟ!!!!!!!! Ευτυχώς υπάρχουν άνθρωποι που δεν ξεχνούν σ’ αυτή τη χώρα!! Για άλλη μια φορά ένα μεγάλο ευχαριστώ που υπάρχετε!! Όσο γι’ αυτό το δίποδο κτήνος που έκανε αυτή την πράξη τα 30.000 χιλιάρικα είναι ένα τίποτα!! η ψυχούλα αυτή και κάθε άλλη τέτοια ψυχούλα δεν κοστολογείται!! Μάγκυ είσαι στον Θεούλη, τώρα πια μη φοβάσαι τίποτα καρδούλα μου…….

  2. No words…..
    What is the sentence for killing a sorry excuse of a human being in Greece???
    Maggie, the pearl. I read about the murder and was rather happy that he was forced to close down his restaurant. Please try to find out if he indeed has a new restaurant…..

  3. Σ’αυτόν τον “άνθρωπο” αξίζει πολύ σκληρή τιμωρία! Δεν υπάρχει “κατά την γνώμη μου” και “κατά την γνώμη σου”. Πρέπει να εφαρμοστεί ο νόμος!!! Βάλια, τί άλλο μπορούμε να κάνουμε για ν’ασκήσουμε πίεση; Συγγνώμη, αλλά μόλις το διάβασα. Χίλια ευχαριστώ που υπάρχεις εσύ και κάνεις όλη αυτή την υπέροχη δουλειά, δεν υπάρχουν λόγια για το καλό που κάνεις. Εύχομαι εκεί που βρίσκεται τώρα η Μάγκυ να μην πονά και να μην υποφέρει, να είναι ήρεμη η ψυχούλα της και να ζει με χαρά και ξεγνοιασιά, όπως πραγματικά της αξίζει…
    Εύχομαι επίσης αυτός που της έκανε αυτό το φρικιαστικό πράγμα, να το ζήσει στο δεκαπλάσιο. Αυτό αξίζει σε δολοφόνους ζώων κι αυτό με δόσεις επιείκειας.

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