I still love him, says stab wife

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					24      WEDNESDAY 1 OCTOBER 2008                                                                N EWS            IN     E NGLISH                 Ï Êüóìïò

   Pop superstar MADONNA has taken a break               sightseeing in the Greek capital with her chil-
   from her gruelling world tour to enjoy a fam-         dren Lourdes, 11, Rocco, eight, and adopted
   ily day out in Greece.                                tot David Banda, three. Husband Guy Ritchie
   The Material Girl wrapped up the European             did not join them for the day out.
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   (27Sep08) in Athens.                                  American stint of her tour this Saturday
   And she took a day off from her busy schedule         (04Oct08) with her first show in East
   on Sunday (28Sep08) to take in a spot of              Rutherford, New Jersey.

 I still love him, says stab wife
 AN elderly woman who tried                                                                                                   Nestorowycz, who pleaded guilty to
                                                                                                                              attempted murder, was aiming for her
 to stab her husband to death                                                                                                 husband's heart when she stabbed him
 in a nursing home before try-                                                                                                with a kitchen knife in his bathroom in
 ing to kill herself says she                                                                                                 June last year.
                                                                                                                                Justice David Harper said Mrs
 still loves him.                                                                                                             Nestorowycz was suffering a "major
 Anastasia Nestorowycz, 76,                                                                                                   depressive disorder" and believed staff
                                                                                                                              were neglecting her husband.
 tried to kill her husband                                                                                                      The court was told she believed staff
 Paul, 82, because she                                                                                                        were not feeding him properly and
                                                                                                                              were stealing his clothes.
 believed he was suffering and                                                                                                  Paul Nestorowycz, who is in a wheel-
 she wanted to end his life.                                                                                                  chair and has dementia and diabetes,
                                                                                                                              was waiting to play chess when his wife
       he says she is sorry for hurting                                                                                       stabbed him once in the stomach then

 S     him. Speaking from her
       Thornbury home yesterday,
after walking from court on a wholly
                                                                                                                              stabbed herself in the stomach and cut
                                                                                                                              her wrist.
                                                                                                                                The pair were found covered in
suspended sentence of two years and                                                                                           blood and rushed to hospital for emer-
nine months, Mrs Nestorowycz said                                                                                             gency surgery.
she was happy to be free.                 seen her husband of 35 years since the     "I love my husband. I am very sorry.       "You were attempting to kill him,
  "I can't explain to you what has hap-   attack but said yesterday she wanted     It might be too late. (But) I love him,"   you almost succeeded," Justice Harper
pened. I am very happy," she said.        to make peace and planned to visit       she said.                                  told her.
  The Greek-born woman had not            him in two weeks.                          The Supreme Court heard Mrs                "You decided that there was no point
                                                                                                                              in your husband continuing to live and
                                                                                                                              that therefore he should die, and that

         Papandreou address in Astoria                                                                                        you should kill him."
                                                                                                                                The court was told Mrs Nestorowycz,
                                                                                                                              who migrated to Australia in 1970, did
   NEW YORK (ANA-MPA - F. Karaviti) Main opposition           ple and do not reflect democratic institutions. We hope
                                                                                                                              not act out of hatred but because she
PASOK leader George Papandreou addressed a gather-            for a democratic overthrow in Greece but also in
ing of Greek-Americans in New York's Astoria district on      America," he added. PASOK's leader, also current pres-          felt sorry for her ailing partner.
Saturday night, focusing on issues like the expatriate        ident of the Socialist International, then referred to an         Her husband had begged her to take
vote for Greeks living abroad, major foreign policy affairs   SI initiative to create a committee under Nobel laureate        him home and, unable to, she decided
and the global credit crisis. Reminiscing about his own       Joseph Stiglitz to chart a "road map" for emerging from         to end his life and her own.
experiences as a Greek living abroad, he stressed the         the present economic crisis.                                      The frail woman sat with her only
need for Greek expatriates to feel proud of their country       Papandreou devoted some time in his speech to the             son, Nick, 32, as Justice Harper told
and accused the present Greek government of lacking a         Cyprus issue, stressing that it was unacceptable that           her only exceptional circumstances had
plan or a vision and of "having done everything to make       the island republic was still under occupation in 2008,         saved her from immediate jail.
us lose our self-confidence and make us feel pessimistic      as a member of the EU: "Today, a window of opportuni-             She was mentally impaired and was
and miserable." Referring to domestic issues in Greece,       ty is opening. The president of the Cyprus Republic,            in a "paranoid" state when she attacked
the main opposition leader stressed that people were          Demetris Christofias, is a leader with broad horizons
                                                                                                                              her husband.
tired of a constant stream of scandals:                       and goals, who has succeeded in gaining the respect
   "We do not want to deal with scandals. This is not         of the international community," he said. Papandreou              The incident was an isolated act for
Greece. Greece belongs to the Greeks with decency,            also stressed his close personal ties of friendship with        which immediate jail was inappropri-
pride, values and certainty about the future. For this        the Cyprus president and expressed his own and                  ate.
reason we must - and I have made repeated proposals           PASOK's full support for Christofias' efforts.                    Defence lawyer David McKenzie
on this to the prime minister - work together to strike at      PASOK's leader appealed to Turkey to "finally allow           said outside the court that the sentence
corruption, introducing rules for the operation of the        the Greek-Cypriots and Turkish-Cypriots solve their             was "compassionate".
state," he stressed. The state in its current form did not    problems by themselves, without outside intervention,             Mrs Nestorowycz spent yesterday
protect the weak or public property, or the institutions,     so the island can be reunited." He also called on Turkey        afternoon alone at home.
forests and beaches of the Greek people, he added.            to respect the decisions of the United Nations and the
   Regarding the global financial crisis, Papandreou          rules of the EU and to withdraw its troops.                      PHOTO: Anastasia Nestorowycz, free
said this was not a crisis that concerned numbers or            Regarding the name dispute between Greece and the
                                                                                                                              despite plading guilty to attempted mur-
statistics so much as values and democracy, adding            Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM),
that it was mirrored in the neo-liberal climate currently     Papandreou said the results so far had been disap-                  der, holds a picture of her husband.
prevailing in Greece.                                         pointing and repeated his position, calling for a com-                        Picture: Nicole Garmston
   "This happens when a party becomes bound to big            posite name using a geographic determinant for all
interests that are not interested in the good of the peo-     occasions, without any double names.                                        Article from the Herald Sun

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