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Trial over ‘24-hour-square’ murder begins

  • The victim was stabbed in the neck at the door of the Kiu nightclub

The trial has begun of a 19-year-old man accused of stabbing another 19-year-old man to death in Plaza SolyMar in Benalmádena Costa in May 2014.

The victim was stabbed in the neck at the door of the Kiu nightclub in the area, also known as ‘24-hour square’ at 6.50am, as he was leaving the club. He died three days later in hospital from his wounds.

Another youth, a friend of the victim who had just stopped to greet him at the door of the club, was also caught up in the fracas and received wounds to the arm and abdomen.

Initially the attacker fled the scene however police picked up the accused nearby shortly afterwards.

Prosecutors are demanding up to 31 years in prison for the attackers and compensation of 160,000 euros for the victim and family.

In his declaration before the court, the man said he did not remember anything about the incident and that he had been drinking and taking drugs. He said he didn’t carry knives, although an eight centimetre blade was found on him when arrested.