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Ballistics Report:Greek killed by ricochet.police lawyer"In the end, this was an accident"

Here we go, now they are gonna deny it! Copper lawyer says it was a ricochet, despite all the eyewhitnesses say the cop made a demonstrative grip to his own genitals and then shot Alexandros directly in the heart.
Wed Dec 10, 2008 6:51am EST

ATHENS (Reuters) - A ballistics report into the shooting of a Greek teenager by a policeman that sparked a tide of street violence concluded that the bullet ricocheted off something before hitting the youth, the policeman's lawyer said on Wednesday.

"The investigation shows it was a ricochet ... In the end, this was an accident," the lawyer Alexis Kougias told Reuters. The ballistics report has not yet been officially published.

The shooting of 15-year-old Alexandros Grigoropoulos has triggered five days of violence in Greece, fueled by simmering anger at the government's social and economic reforms.

(Reporting by Renee Maltezou; Editing by Richard Balmforth)

(Reporting by Daniel Flynn)