British 'Costa killer' claims he ate victim

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7 October 2004, LONDON - A British fugitive held in Spain over the brutal murder of a British woman has claimed in a letter to the Daily Mirror that he killed her then ate her, the British newspaper said Thursday.

7 October 2004

LONDON - A British fugitive held in Spain over the brutal murder of a British woman has claimed in a letter to the Daily Mirror that he killed her then ate her, the British newspaper said Thursday.

Writing from his prison cell on the Costa Blanca, Paul Durant, 44, who was arrested in February over the killing of Karen Durrell, 41, confessed to having killed her, then cut her up in the town of Calpe in an fit of cannibalism.

"After I killed her, I cut her body into small parts, eating what part of her I found eatable," he wrote, according to the newspaper. "I finally disposed of what was left in small rubbish bags around Calpe."

He added: "Before I killed Karen I told her I had come to Spain where I was going to kill and eat paedophiles. My mental stage was breaking down at this stage. I believed God had delivered her to me..."

The Daily Mirror said Durant, who served two prison terms for armed robberies in the 1980s and 1990s, fled to Spain with a bogus passport after escaping police custody last December following an attempted burglary in London.

Durrell was travelling through Spain with her boyfriend when they met Durant in a bar.

Police who searched an apartment in Calpe, in the Costa Blanca, in south-east Spain, found blood-stained knifes and a saw with traces of human tissue - but not her body.
  
[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

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