Briton to be quizzed over third girl

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28 September 2004, MADRID - A Briton accused of murdering two teenage Spanish girls is to appear in court next month to give testimony into the disappearance of a third youngster, judicial sources said.

28 September 2004

MADRID - A Briton accused of murdering two teenage Spanish girls is to appear in court next month to give testimony into the disappearance of a third youngster, judicial sources said.

Tony Alexander King, 38, arrested a year ago in southern Spain in connection with the murders of Sonia Carabantes and Rocio Wanninkhof, faces questioning in the southern town of Motril over the disappearance four years ago of Maria Teresa Fernandez.

He will appear in court on 8 October, sources said late Monday.

Spanish investigators want to interview him after he allegedly mentioned the missing Motril youngster, last seen on her way to a party on August 18, 2000, in a letter to his Spanish former wife Cecilia Pantoja, the sources said.

King is currently being held on remand in Albolote prison in the southern region of Granada.

King, who moved to Spain eight years ago, has previously alleged that a friend, Robert Graham, killed Wanninkhof in 1999 as part of a mafia plot involving property deals in the region.

Dolores Vazquez, an acquaintance of Wanninkhof, was convicted of her  killing initially but the court ordered a retrial, judging the conviction unsafe after DNA testing showed up links between both that killing and that of Carabantes.

Graham was questioned and initially accused of providing a false alibi for King, but then freed as a statute of limitations had run out.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

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