McDonald's laborer is found guilty of killing a solitary widower with an image of the Virgin Mary and a look at mango's
- Former McDonald's employee was found guilty of death-lonely lonely widower
- Elia Abdelmessih was discovered in Melbourne in 2005 in a bowl of water under water
- The 69-year-old found murdered, next to a bloodied image of the Virgin Mary
- Katiya Pyliotis was connected to the murder after giving DNA for a minor crime
Lauren Ferri for daily post Australia
A former McDonald's employee was found guilty of killing a lone Melbourne widower by killing him with a statue of the Virgin Mary and a mango's gaze.
Katia Pyliotis was found guilty of the murder of Elia Abdelmessih (photo) in 2005, who was found in his home in East Kew with his face immersed in a bowl of bloody liquid
Katia Pyliotis was found guilty of the murder of Elijah Abdelmessih in 2005, who was found in his home in East Kew with his face submerged in a bowl of blood in the liquid and the lower half of his body largely undressed.
At that time, Pyliotis was 23 years old and worked at Kew McDonald's, where Mr. Abdelmessih sometimes dined several times a day since his wife's death.
On September 18 of that year, Pyliotis went to Mr. Abdelmessih's house and killed the pensioner before he put his face under water in a bowl of blood in the liquid.
Before she left the scene, however, Pyliotis left behind deposits of her own blood and DNA on a number of items in the house, including at least one of the murder weapons.
The court was told that the can of mango had been dented and the statue had broken off – with blood stains on both.
The murder remained a mystery until 2016 when Pyliotis lived in South Australia and gave the police a saliva rod after being caught driving an unregistered car.
Her DNA was matched with DNA at the crime scene and she was returned to Victoria.
Her blood was found at various locations in the victim's house and in an isolated left glove with a tear in it.
Prosecutors were unable to give a clear motive for the murder.
The court had previously been told that Mr. Abdelmessih was in bad mood after his wife's death and led a lonely life, paying a woman with an acquired $ 20 brain injury for sexual services.
Her blood was found in various places in the victim's house and in an isolated left glove with a tear in it (photo)
He became a well-known identity around Kew Junction and was known to behave inappropriately towards women.
Sue Reddie was investigated by the police in 2005 after she claimed she was involved in the murder of Mr. Abdelmessih.
The case against her was rejected because of a lack of evidence and the absence of her DNA at the crime scene.
Mrs. Reddie died in 2012 from natural causes.
A former McDonald's employee has been found guilty of killing a lone Melbourne widower by killing him with a statue of the Virgin Mary and a can of mango's (stock image)
A jury of the Supreme Court of Victoria gave a guilty verdict on Monday afternoon after four days of deliberation.
Prosecutor Andrew Tinney said Pyliotis initially denied the murder victim, but later she remembered the old man & # 39; who & # 39; a bit lonely & # 39; was, because of his visits to McDonald's and his "big blue beastly car."
During the detention, Pyliotis was recorded during telephone conversations with her mother and sister, and claimed "even if I did, I can not remember", "I should have reported death when I found him & # 39; and when I found him, he was healthy and well gone.
Pyliotis will return to court next year on February 28 for a plea for sentencing.