Model charged with killing Brit businessman faces Malaga court today

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SLOVAKIAN model and former girlfriend of murdered British millionaire Andrew Bush appears in a Malaga court today, May 23, charged with ‘consumed intentional homicide.’

Mr Bush, 46, was shot dead at his rented Estepona villa on April 5, 2014 by Mayka Kukucova, then aged 24, who confronted him in front of his new Russian girlfriend. He was reportedly shot three times with a .38 revolver, and the prosecution alleges that she then tried to position the weapon in his hand to indicate suicide. 

Following the shooting she left Spain for her native Slovakia but later turned herself into police after a warrant was issued for her arrest. She was extradited to Madrid and has been in Alhaurin de la Torre prison for more than two years awaiting trial.

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Prosecutors are demanding a 25 year sentence should Kukucova be found guilty of the murder of Mr Bush, a jewellery shop owner from Bristol. Her defence protests her innocence, arguing that any involvement in the death of her former partner, whom she met while studying in England, was justified by self-defence. 

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