Órgiva Murderer Sentenced

Readers might remember that we ran an article on a stabbing death in Órgiva in September, 2018. It has reached court and the culprit sentenced to prison.

GRA ALP Orgiva Twin SpiresThe Tribunal Superior de Justicia de Andalucía (TSJA) backed a prison sentence of 13 years, six months for murder and another prison sentence for robbery, for a man who stabbed a 43-year-old neighbour to death who lived in a cortijo on the outskirts of town.

The convicted man had climbed a 1.5m-high fence in order to gain entrance to marihuana plants and make off with one but the victim heard noises outside and went out to investigate and caught the thief red-handed. A fight ensued which ended with the thief killing the victim with a knife.

This took place in September, 2018 and we ran an article on it at the time.

Soon after the killing the culprit turned himself in at the Órgiva Guardia Civil post.

The public prosecutor had recommended 18 years in total for the two crimes and the jury found him guilty. Taking the confession as a tenuating factor, he received 10 years for the murder and a prohibition of 15 years was handed down forbidding him from having any contact with the brother and mother of the victim.

He was also sentenced for breaking into an inhabited dwelling at the time of the crime, but this time the sentence was increased because of recidivism (re-offending). He received a prison sentence of three years and seven months and ordered to pay 110,000 euros in compensation.

He originally lodged an appeal but his defence lawyer retracted it and accepted the original sentence before the high-court tribunal so that the it stood.

(News: Orgiva, Alpujarra, Granada, Andalucia)

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