Aristidis Pagratidis

Aristidis Pagratidis (Greek: Αριστείδης Παγκρατίδης; May 1940 – February 16, 1968) was a Greek serial killer who committed a series of murders and predatory attacks on couples in the forest area of Seikh Sou in 1959.

Aristidis Pagratidis
BornMay 1940
DiedFebruary 16, 1968(1968-02-16) (aged 27)
Cause of deathExecution by firing squad
Other names"The Ogre of Seikh Sou"
Conviction(s)Murder
Criminal penaltyDeath
Details
Victims3
Span of crimes
1958–1959
CountryGreece
Date apprehended
December 7, 1963

He was arrested in December 1963 after he attacked a 12-year-old in the "Alexander the Great" orphanage. He was tried in October 1964 and sentenced to nine years in prison. During interrogations, he confessed to being the notorious "Ogre of Seikh Sou". He was retried in February 1966 and sentenced to death as a "dangerous person for public safety", and was executed on February 16, 1968.

Pagratidis quickly recanted his confession, claiming he was psychologically pressured and beaten, and until the moment of his execution, he remained firm in his innocence. Since then, whether he was innocent or not remains debatable, with most claiming he was innocent.[1]


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