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Greece: Boy, 13, arrested on suspicion of pushing nephews to their deaths

A 13-year-old boy has been arrested in Greece accused of intentionally pushing his two younger nephews into an irrigation channel and leaving them to drown. Tuesday's deaths at the southern village of Strefi, near Ancient Olympia in the Peloponnese region, were initially treated as accidental. (Location of marker is approximate)  .
A 13-year-old boy has been arrested in Greece accused of intentionally pushing his two younger nephews into an irrigation channel and leaving them to drown. Tuesday's deaths at the southern village of Strefi, near Ancient Olympia in the Peloponnese region, were initially treated as accidental. (Location of marker is approximate) . Google Maps

ATHENS – A 13-year-old boy has been arrested in Greece accused of intentionally pushing his two younger nephews into an irrigation channel and leaving them to drown.

According to a police statement Friday, the suspect said he was motivated by jealousy for the children, aged 4 and 8, because older family members gave them more attention.

Tuesday’s deaths at the southern village of Strefi, near Ancient Olympia in the Peloponnese region, were initially treated as accidental. But police noticed that one of the dead boys was still clutching a shirt, which was found to belong to the suspect.

The younger boy is believed to have torn the shirt off his uncle as he was being pushed.

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