A man in Torrox has been sentenced to 19 years in prison for stabbing his partner to death.
A MAN accused of stabbing his wife in Torrox in 2018 has been sentenced to 19 years in prison by the Malaga Court, a sentence reflecting that he also routinely subjected her to mistreatment.
The sentence is for the crime of homicide, habitual mistreatment with the likelihood of re-offending and for also failing to comply with his restraining order.
The president of the jury court considered that it had been proven that the defendant resumed his relationship with his partner despite a restraining order for a conviction after she reported him in 2014.
The couple had a 14-year relationship and two children, the defendant must also pay €100,000 (£86,616) as civil liability for each of the victim’s three children.
He resumed the relationship with the victim “in breach of the prohibitions” and “resubmitting it to his designs, exercising psychic and physical violence as the exclusive form of relationship between the two, objectifying and controlling his partner.”
The couple were in a house in El Morche in August 2018 where he subjected her to “all kinds of humiliation and mistreatment.” After a heated argument on September 27, the accused stabbed the victim 10 times with a knife 17 centimetres long and three centimetres wide while the victim “begged him not to kill her.”
According to the sentence, the incisions caused serious injuries to the victim and one of them reached her heart which resulted in her death.
The president of the court said that the accused ended the life of his partner “because of her status as a woman, considering himself superior to it” and adds that he placed her “in a plane of inferiority and subordination towards him,” given the “control and objectification that he exercised” on her.
Despite being a consumer of alcohol and drugs since childhood, the accused indicated that he had a “complete and proven” knowledge of the facts and of “their illegality.”
Source: Malaga Hoy