A MAN who allegedly killed an acquaintance in Marbella in 2017 and faces 28 years jail has denied a drugs-related murder at a Malaga court and blames three ‘unknown’ people for the crime.
The man is accused of being a hitman responsible for the cold-blooded killing.
A jury at Malaga Provincial Court has been told by the prosecutor that the defendant killed the victim after meeting to talk about a drugs sale transaction.
The defendant in his evidence admitted to meeting the victim on the day of the murder to talk about a drugs transaction, although he said his primary business was car sales.
Supposedly the victim told him that he had a problem with a gang of Frenchmen for stealing drugs and asked him to help him sell them, so they headed off on a motorbike to collect a sample.
The accused says that at that point they saw a car with lights turned off and three men got out and approached them.
One spoke to the victim in Arabic, while the other grabbed the defendant and told him to leave – so he ran away.
In his evidence he said that he never thought it would come to murder because he didn’t see the gun and the next day he left Marbella. Neither did he think it strange that the victim didn’t call him because “drug people call when they want to”. At the same time he said he couldn’t call police because they were doing something illegal. He also said he was scared for his own safety.
The lawyer representing the victim’s family maintains that it was a cold-blooded murder, with malicious intent and the victim had no chance to defend himself.
The case continues