Roupakias describes Fyssas’ murder as ‘simple homicide’
Giorgos Roupakias, the man charged with the murder of rapper Pavlos Fyssas in September 2013, described the incident as a "simple homicide" which has been "blown out of proportion" in his testimony before a panel of judges in Athens.
Roupakias, a self-professed member of Golden Dawn (GD), tried to refute the charge that the killing was premeditated, claiming that he had never heard of Fyssas before the night of September 18, and that he was heading to another incident when he drove outside the cafe where the victim was sitting with friends.
"Everything happened very fast," he told the court, proceeding to claim that as soon as he parked his car, Fyssas approached him with three or four other men and started beating him.
He said he had a knife in the glove compartment, which he used to "defend" himself from Fyssas' alleged punches.