TWO Finnish youths accused of killing 18-year-old Jenna Lepomaki in Mijas last summer could be tried in Finland.
The Andalucian Supreme Court of Justice has not commented on the trial due to secrecy surrounding the case, but it would be possible thanks to ‘Eurojust’, the European body which manages legal cooperation amongst EU states.
Although the crime was committed in Spain, the victim is Finnish, the two men were arrested in Finland, and the mother and step-father of one of them, charged with concealing the crime, are also Finnish.
In December they were formally charged with murder in Finland once DNA reports confirming the victim’s identity were sent from Spain.
Before that they were charged with manslaughter, and could have faced prison sentences of between eight and 10 years.
By Jennifer Leighfield