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Pensioner sentenced to 21 years for killing flatmate with a hammer

  • The crime was committed last February after the accused went to claim a debt of around 1,000 euros

A 70-year-old man has been sentenced by the Malaga provincial court for killing his 77-year-old flatmate after hitting him 52 times with a hammer after an argument.

The crime was committed on 25 February 2019 after the accused went to the victim's home in Torremolinos, where he had been residing until the beginning of that month, to claim a debt of around 1,000 euros.

Once there, an argument broke out and the accused "with the purpose of ending his life", according to the sentence, took a hammer and hit him repeatedly on the head.