A 40 year old man from Georgia was on Wednesday remanded in custody for another eight days as a suspect in the murder of Yiannoula Hadjiyianni in Oikos Marathassas earlier this month.
The suspect appeared before the Nicosia District Court which heard that he had confessed to killing the 56 year old woman.
The court heard that the suspect had admitted to stabbing the woman to death, robbing her of €1500 in cash and throwing away his clothes in a wheelie-bin.
He is being held as a suspect in a case of premeditated murder, robbery, carrying a weapon and illegal possession of property.
The man is suspected of killing the woman after catching a ride in her car. She suffered a total of 16 stab wounds.