AFTER three years wait, the trial of the man accused of murdering two Moraira pensioners has at last got to court in Alicante. The prosecution is seeking a total of 31 years in prison for the accused.
It was June 2008 when the German couple, age 78 and 85, when stabbed to death in their home, in what appeared to be a robbery gone wrong.
The accused is the 34 year old gardener of the couple, who it is allegedly went to their house to demand money, but ended up stabbing the pair repeatedly when they refused to hand over cash.
It is alleged by the prosecution that the killer waited outside the house for the return of his employers, where the attack took place, before he dragged their bodies into the house to conceal them; changing clothes and returning later to pretend he was giving a lift to them, and that they were leaving the house.
Then it is alleged that the accused used the couple’s credit cards to draw €2.000 in cash in Moraira and Calpe.
By Paul Deed