A man has been given two years in jail for defrauding his partner and sister-in-law.
The man will also have to pay his in-law €30,000 in compensation after being convicted of deception.
The accused swindled the money after his girlfriend’s credit card was fraudulently used. The man told his partner to use a lawyer he recommended, giving her a phone number and email address. Urging her to transfer the ‘lawyer’- who was in fact the accused- €12,000, he later posed as a policeman and asked for the woman’s security details. Using these the man withdrew a further €12,000 from his partner’s accounts.
When the woman realised her money had been taken, her boyfriend recommended another ‘lawyer’; another defendant in the case. The boyfriend also defrauded his sister-in-law by charging her €12,000 promising he could get her compensation for a previous failed transaction.
The other defendant was also fined €1,080 and given one year in prison for fraud.
Meanwhile 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.
The same week an 18-year-old boy was 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.