21 years’ prison for sister killer
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21 year prison sentence demanded for sister killer

PROSECUTORS are asking for 21 years and 8 months in prison for a man accused of killing his sister.

A 48-year-old man may also be forced to pay €150,000 to each of the victim’s two children after she was found strangled using the cord of an iron in Torremolinos.

The woman was found dead by one of her children after the incident on October 23 last year. Police believe the accused killed her when he was staying with her on a visit from his native Morocco while he received treatment for diabetes in Spain.  Officers claim the pair did not have a good relationship, arguing about the man’s lifestyle in Morocco.

Lawyers claim the accused entered his victim’s bedroom in the early hours of the morning before hitting her on the head with an iron, “with the obvious intention of causing her death.”  His 52-year-old sister is said to have woken up, “screaming and trying to defend herself,” before he covered her mouth with his hand and strangled her with the iron’s cord.  He then fled before later being arrested.

Meanwhile, an 18-year-old boy was last week detained after stabbing his mother, sister and grandmother whilst on hallucinogens.

The man has been arrested for ill-treatment of his family and could face charges for attempted murder after consuming a hallucinogenic plant in Churriana and attacking them and police.

Officers were called to the scene where they found his 36-year-old mother bleeding from the neck, as well as his 64-year-old grandmother who had lacerations on her right arm and face.  The boy’s 14-year-old sister had also received a head wound.

Local Police officers entered the property to scenes of blood and disarray, identifying the boy and attempting to arrest him.  According to police he was “greatly agitated and responded very aggressively to police action.” He allegedly elbowed one officer before pouncing on a second.  Police finally overpowered the boy before arresting him.

In interview the man allegedly admitted taking a powder hallucinogenic named “San Pedro cactus” before beginning to behave in a “very strange” way.  The boy is also said to have been examined by medical services who agreed he was in psychosis and sedated him.

Police allegedly found the knife used to carry out the attack in a bin around 30 metres away from the scene of the crime.

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