The sleezetastic trial of Thanos Papalexis finally came to a conclusion Friday. This one had a little bit of everything. Papalexis, a Briton who moved to a Palm Beach mansion paid for by his Greek family's shipping business, makes a splendid villain: a lying, cheating, narcissist accused of having arranged the torture and murder of Bambi. That is, Charalombos "Bambi" Christodoulides -- but still. Bambi? Sick bastard.
Seems Bambi didn't want to leave his warehouse home in London and that it was holding up Papalexis' property sale.
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But before the jury could deliver its climactic verdict, it got a little taste of Papalexis' South Florida lifestyle, including the high-priced call girl/porn star he screwed (Rebecca DeFalco) and the reporter (Palm Beach Post's Jose Lambiet) whom Papalexis threatened. Another witness never had the chance to testify -- a mistress from Riviera Beach who -- as Lambiet reported in July -- drank herself to death after learning that Papalexis was a fraud.