Valencia stabber sentenced
The man who stabbed his former partner to death has been sentenced to over 28 years in prison.
He had three children with his former wife, and after years of mistreatment and gender violence, she finally decided to divorce him in January 2015.
Just a month later, he waited for her in her house's landing, brandishing a large kitchen knife.
Threatening her with it, he forced her into the home, and once inside, stabbed her 85 times.
His sentence includes spending 28 years and eight months in prison, not being allowed near his children nor the parents of the victim, and compensating them with €230,000. By Samantha Kett SUMMER is only a week old and, already, 40 groups of people in Gandia have been cautioned or fined for vandalism, fights, and drunken-disorderly.
Police in Gandia started their summer patrols at the weekend – an annual reinforcement scheme seeking to cut anti-social behaviour and noise nuisance during the holiday months – and over Saturday and Sunday alone, 40 lots of residents and visitors got more than a slapped wrist for their actions.
Two fines were levied for bring-your-own-bottle streetdrinking parties, known as botellones, four for urinating in public and two for punch-ups in public.
Another five cases of noise nuisance in residential prop- erties and seven for excessively-loud music in cars were reported, whilst 10 drug-hauls were seized and a consignment of fake designer goods confis- cated.
Before the weekend even started, the Red Cross was equally busy with at least 30 cases of alcohol poisoning, bruising, burning and other injuries to deal with on midsummer bonfire night on Friday.
Gandia local police chief, Marc Cuesta. Photo by Andrea beckmann.