The Greek sailor, who slaughtered a New Jersey model, told cops he threw her severed head into the sea so “I can always be with her.”
Prosecutors in the northern Greek city of Kavala accused George Skiadopoulos, 24, with murder in the brutal slaying of Julie Scully, 31, of Mansfield, NJ, yesterday.
Skiadopoulos, who had been engaged to Scully, confessed to killing her and hacksawing off her skull when she threatened to flee the country.
He told cops he buried her body in a swamp but decided to bury her skull at sea so he would always think of her when he was sailing.
“I put Julie’s head in the sea, so I could always be with her,” the maniacal sailor admitted.
Last night, Scully’s heartbroken friends expressed concern that Skiadopoulos is considering an insanity defense to beat the murder charge.
The young sailor, who met Scully on a Caribbean vacation in 1997 and later became engaged to her, said she was missing at first.
However, he admitted to authorities on Tuesday that he strangled her near his home town of Kavala on January 08, 1999, after she told him she missed her 3-year-old daughter, Katie, and was returning home to New Jersey.
He claimed he attempted to burn her body before stuffing it into a bag.
When the disfigured body proved too huge to transport, cops say he sawed off her head and dropped it in the sea at the Kalamitsa beach in Kavala.
The suitcase containing the rest of her body was thrown into a muddy, man-made swamp beside a highway.
Last night, the head was still missing, and authorities assume it was devoured by aquatic creatures.
Julie’s ex-husband, Tim Nist, was scheduled to fly to Greece this weekend to retrieve the body, head or no head, and return it to New Jersey for burial. According to friends, a funeral will be held next week.
Scully abandoned her husband and daughter in favor of the Greek sailor.
Skiadopoulos might face life in prison if convicted because Greece does not have a death penalty.