The Regional High Court has confirmed the 6-year, prison sentence handed down on a man who stabbed his partner in the neck with a large knife.
The Tribunal Superior de Justicia de Andalucía (TSJA) rejected the appeal entered by the man’s defence lawyer and not only confirmed the prison sentence handed down, but also the court order that forbids the aggressor from residing in Almuñécar during nine years and from approaching within 300 metres of the victim.
The attack occurred on the 5th of April, 2019 in the home of the couple, who had lived together the past 14 years. An argument broke out over the subject of dinner. The aggressor got up from the sofa without a word, went into the kitchen and returned with a 22.5cm kitchen knife and stabbed the woman several times in the neck.
During the attack the man had her held firmly by the hair, preventing her from dodging the blows, which landed in the nape of her neck and behind the ear.
She did finally manage to escape from his grip, leaving the man with a clump of her hair, and flee the flat, screaming for help.
It was the neighbours who alerted the police, who upon arrival arrested the man. He admitted to having carried out the attack and handed over the knife used.
It is reflected in the sentence that the man had been behaving strangely weeks before the attack, making little sense when he spoke with some utterances being of a ‘mystic’ nature.
He was found guilty of attempted murder but the judge admitted attenuating circumstances such as “mental disturbance,” and his having freely confessed to the crime.
(News: Almunecar, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)