Irishmen face prison for alleged killing

TWO Irishmen are facing up to 20 years behind bars if found guilty of the alleged torture and killing of a Briton in Benalmadena in 2010.

Brian McConville, aged 30, and Wayne Lennon, aged 38, have been formally charged with murdering Paul Feathers at an apartment in Benalmedana. According to the Irish Mirror newspaper, Spanish state prosecutors have announced they will be seeking jail terms of 20 years for the men.

Documents submitted to a criminal court in Malaga claim that the pair allegedly stabbed the victim 44 times in the back during an hour-long attack, before leaving him unconscious in a pool of blood. Mr Feathers was attacked when his girlfriend answered a knock at the door to two men wearing balaclavas. He died from a brain haemorrhage sustained from kicks and punches he received to the head. Police believe the killing was drug-related.

According to reports, the prosecution documents claim: “Brian Peter McConville started a row with the victim during which Wayne Alan Lennon got hold of a 10cm kitchen knife and threatened Paul with it before cutting him twice in the neck. Immediately afterwards both men, knowing full well their actions could cause Paul Feathers’ death, brutally attacked him for around an hour.”

Documents further state: “When the victim was in a bad way but still alive, they jabbed him 44 times in the back with the knife, as well as cutting him several times in the back and legs.”

Lennon was arrested in the Algarve in Portugal in 2011 and McConville was detained on a European Arrest Warrant in Germany in 2013. Both have been charged with aggravated murder and a trial date has yet to be set.

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