Trial for man accused of trying to kill ex wife

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The trial for a man who tried to kill both his ex wife and her sister with an iron sheaf and an axe in August 2011 has been set for February 7 and 14 2013.

Sixty-five-year-old J.M.R., who already served a prison sentence for the 1998 murder of the victims´ brother with the aid of a hit man and had got out of prison 15 days before committing the latest offences, faces 27 years and nine months in prison for two counts of attempted murder and one count of trespassing as requested by the Prosecution.

As the report states, in the early hours of August 29 2011, J.M.R. entered the residence of his ex wife, fifty-five-year-old A.M.O., in the Tarambana area of El Ejido, intending on killing her. The noises made by J.M.R. woke up A.M.O. who tried to flee in vain and started being hit with an iron sheaf all over her body. The scuffle woke up A.M.O.´s sister, forty-five-year-old T.M.O. who lived next door and went over to the scene, moment when J.M.R. pulled out and struck T.M.O. several times in the head, chest and collar bone. A slip by J.M.R. let the two women flee

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