MURDER RAP MODEL: HE TRIED TO SHOOT ME!
A SLOVAKIAN model who shot her British millionaire ex-boyfriend at his luxury home in Spain said she went on the run because she was “terrified”, a court has heard.
Mayka Kukucova is charged with murdering Andrew Bush, 48, after his body was found at the property near Marbella on the Costa del Sol.
Appearing for a second day at the Ciudad de la Justicia in Malaga, she described a four-day trip across Europe to escape Mr Bush, who she claims had threatened her family during a violent struggle.
The 26-year-old said he began to shout at her, hit her and shot at her when he returned to the house unexpectedly after a trip while Kukucova was collecting her things on April 4, 2014.
Her defence said “she shot him” during the fight, but Kukucova insisted she did not realise he was dead.
Speaking only to answer questions from her lawyer translated into Slovakian, she said she took Mr Bush’s Hummer 4x4 and fled.
She abandoned the car and went to Madrid, where she met her boyfriend.
The pair took a bus to France and then to Slovakia where she handed herself in to police.
Kukucova was detained on suspicion of “consumed HAPPIER TIMES: Andrew Bush and Mayka Kukucova intentional homicide”, before she was extradited back to Spain.
She told the court: “I was watching television, then I heard Andy in the garden. I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. I went upstairs to get dressed.
“When he came and saw me, he told his girlfriend (Maria Korotaeva) to go out to the car.
“He started shouting and hitting me and took me strongly by the arms.
“I said I wanted to go but he said no. He was shouting that he was going to kill me and my family.”
She said she suddenly found herself with a gun in her hands and added: “I couldn’t hear anything. I was just trying to get away. I didn’t want to hurt him.”
Kukucova has not entered a formal plea.