Final Junta lifer Nikos Dertilis dead
The last lifer of the Junta, Nikos Dertilis, passed away on Monday at the Red Cross hospital. Dertilis, who never repented, was condemned to life imprisonment over the murder of 20-year-old Michalis Myrogiannis, outside the Polytechnic on Sunday the 18th of November 1973. Dertilis had bragged that he managed to kill Myrogiannis with just one shot of his revolver.
Last December Dertilis was taken to the Red Cross hospital over an acute ischemic stroke. A few days prior he refused to attend his son’s funeral, on grounds that he has not recognized the authority of the courts that convicted him.