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Fifteen years for Dane who strangled wife with phone charger cable

  • The man, 54, denied killing her, saying that the couple practised erotic asphyxiation and that he hadn't realised she was dead until the next morning.

A court in Malaga has sentenced a Danish man to 15 years in prison for the murder of his partner in a Torre del Mar hotel room in 2015.

As reported in SUR in English last week, the man, 54, denied killing her, saying that the couple practised erotic asphyxiation and that he hadn't realised she was dead until the next morning.

However, according to the sentence to which SUR has had access, the man returned to the hotel where the couple were staying, pursuing the women after she returned there following an argument in a beach bar.

He then strangled her with a phone charger and then didn't call the police until the next day, allowing him time to manipulate the crime scene.

As part of the sentence, the man must also pay the father of the victim 200,000 euros in damages.