Retrial of Stelios Morfis sees verdict overturned

The retrial of Stelios Morfis has come to a conclusion today in Patras, Greece. The initial verdict from September 2012 which found Morfis guilty of the 'Unintentional Manslaughter' of Robert Sebbage has been overturned.

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Greek man now jailed for murder of Hampshire teen

Robert Sebbage was killed on the Greek island of Zante in July 2011

A family from Basingstoke have told of their relief a Greek man has now been found guilty of murdering their teenage son.

Robert Sebbage from Tadley was killed during a night out in Zante in July 2011.

Stelios Morfis was originally found guilty of unintentional manslaughter, but that has now been overturned following a campaign by the 18-year-olds family.

His sentence has also been increased from 11 years to 16 years and 4 months in prison.

Family 'relieved' after manslaughter turns to murder verdict

"We are extremely relieved that the Superior Court of Appeals has increased the severity of the punishment imposed on Stelios Morfis and that he has been accurately represented in court as a murderer.

However, we are conscious that no penalty will ever be enough to ease the pain of losing our beloved son and brother.

We would like to thank our very dedicated legal team in Greece and our Greek interpreter, as well as our many wonderful family members and friends who have supported us through the last difficult three years.


Stelios Morfis convicted of murdering Hampshire boy

A retrial has overturned the verdict of a Greek man who fatally stabbed a teen from Hampshire.

Stelios Morfis's original sentence was 'Unintentional Manslaughter' but the judge overturned the verdict to third degree murder.

The sentence has also been increased to 16 years and 4 months, from the initial charge of 12 years.

For the assaults on Jordan Manson, Sam Champion, Steven Granston and Callum Lane a penalty of 20 months for each stabbing was imposed and a penalty of 2 years for carrying and using a deadly weapon.

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