A MAN has been given four years in prison for stabbing another after arguing with him twice in one day.
His victim was found guilty of having previously injured his attacker earlier that same day, and ordered to pay a fine.
The two men, Ukrainian nationals residing in Marbella, got into a fight in an establishment in Marbella which resulted in one of the men striking the other across the face before walking off.
That same evening, and in the same location, the two men met a second time and began to fight again. This time, the man who had been hit in the face was carrying a knife which he proceeded to wield before stabbing his opponent five times.
The victim of the attack suffered stab wounds which affected vital organs, and which took 90 days to heal properly. The court heard how both men had consumed large quantities of alcohol the day of the incident, which was taken into account when sentencing.
The defendant in the case was charged with attempted murder and ordered to pay his victim €7,000 in compensation, as well as receiving a prison sentence of four years. The other man was ordered to pay a fine of €360 for his part in the altercation.
The accused openly admitted to his crimes, which was another factor that contributed favourably to his relatively light sentence.