Costa killer gets 19 years for teenager's murder

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21 December 2006, MALAGA — The so-called Costa killer Tony King was jailed on Thursday for 19 years for the murder of the teenager Rocio Wanninkhof.

21 December 2006

MALAGA — The so-called Costa killer Tony King was jailed on Thursday for 19 years for the murder of the teenager Rocio Wanninkhof.

King, who is serving 36 years for the murder of Sonia Carabantes, was found guilty on earlier this month of murdering the 19-year-old in October 1999 after a trial.

A judge ordered King to pay compensation of EUR 210,00 to Rocio's mother and EUR 42,000 each of her two brothers.

It now seems unlikely King will ever emerge from prison.

The case horrified Spain since King's arrest in 2003 for the two murders.

It later emerged he had a history of sexual attacks on women in London dating back to the 1980s.

The jury in Malaga rejected King's defence that he had been suffering from mental illness at the time of Wanninkhof's death in Mijas near Malaga.

The prosecutor asked for King to serve 26 years in jail.

King is also serving another seven years for the rape of a woman in Benalmádena, near Malaga in 2001.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

 

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