A MANHUNT is underway for the man jailed for murdering a British couple, who absconded while out on temporary release from prison.
Jorge Real from Venezuela was sentenced to 36 years in jail for the kidnap and murder of Anthony and Linda O’Malley from Llangollen, Wales. The couple went missing from Benidorm in September 2002 after answering an advertisement for a villa for sale in Alcoy, placed by Real and his brother-in-law Juan Antonio Velazquez.
They were held captive as Real and Velazquez emptied their bank accounts of around €28,000. Their bodies were later found buried in the basement of the Alcoy house.
Real, who was remanded to Fontcalent prison following his arrest in 2003, was later transferred to Granada. He absconded on his second temporary release in 12 years.
Leave was granted against the prison board’s recommendation by a judge from Granada’s Prison Monitoring section and he has yet to return after his leave.