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Public prosecutor asks for 15-year prison sentence for 2015 Danish tourist murder

  • The trial is expected to start on Monday and will decide the final sentence

Malaga's public prosecutor has asked for a 15-year prison sentence for the alleged murderer and former partner of a 40-year-old Danish woman who died in a hotel room in Torre del Mar in June 2015.

The trial is expected to start on Monday and will decide the final sentence, which also could see 200,000 euro compensation for the woman's father.

On 21 June 2015, National Police were called to the BQ hotel in the town after a 53-year-old Danish guest asked reception staff to call an ambulance as his partner wasn't breathing. The man claimed that his partner had died after trying to strangle herself using the cord of a hairdryer in the bathroom. However, further investigations led police to believe that the man had in fact strangled the woman with a mobile phone charger in the room they were staying in at the time.

The hotel manager had become suspicious on finding money, clothes and a broken television remote control scattered on the floor of the couple's room.