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Man who set fire to partner’s house on trial

Outside Malaga courthouse
Outside Malaga courthouse / SUR
  • The man was heard shouting "I'm going to rip your head off and cut you up!" in front of his partner and their two children

A man is on trial accused of setting fire to his partner’s flat after an argument in April 2018. The man also allegedly threatened his partner in front of his two children. Neighbours heard him shouting “I’m going to rip your head off and cut you up”. The accused and the victim used to live together in a rented flat in the Parque del Sur district of Malaga. The flat owner claims that over 20,000 euros of damage was caused by the fire. Prosecutors believe that the accused should be handed a 20-year sentence.