Murder Weapon Found in Oborok Murder Case - Reports
Police have reportedly found the gun used to kill Julia Oborok and her four-year-old daughter Victoria Pozidou after acting on a tip-off from convicted murderer Antonis Kitas, currently serving a life sentence in Nicosia Central Prison.
Police spokesman Andreas Angelides did not confirm or deny the reports in local media, saying that only the Attorney-general's office can make an official announcement on the matter since the trial is underway.
Julia's 29-year-old hairdresser boyfriend is currently on trial after his arrest following their horrendous murders on December 12th. His mother, aunt and a 16-year-old employee at their hairdressing salon were arrested a few days afterwards. The boyfriend's DNA was found at the scene of the murder.
DNA testing has also shown that Julia's unborn child belonged to her boyfriend who has been under arrest since December 2011.
Julia Oborok was found near a Geroskipou beach at 2.30pm on December 12th with gunshot wounds to her chest and abdomen, and her toddler Victoria Pozidou was found floating in the sea a short distance away from her mother's rental car.
Her boyfriend was known to have physically abused the victim before her death, one time breaking a chair over her head, said police. The murdered woman was four months pregnant.
At the time of their killings, police spokesman Michalis Katsounodos said the crime was heinous and horrible and that police suspect pathological jealousy was behind the murders. Authorities are making every effort to gather evidence and solve the case, he said.
Dive teams looking for evidence scoured the sea offshore Paphos where the child was found, searching for the gun that was used to kill Oborok.
The 29-year-old man denies any involvement and has made allegations which are being investigated, said police. An autopsy showed that the child died of asphyxiation from strangulation, while her mother died of gunshot wounds.
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