Prosecution requests 28-year sentence for Marquez murder

PROSECUTORS are requesting 28 years for the man accused of murdering Ana Maria Marquez, who was the director of Nerja’s History Museum.
Miguel Martinez, a 42-year-old business owner from Cordoba, admitted having stabbed the woman to death in her property in Torrox.
The events took place in August of 2014. The prosecutor’s text explains that the suspect and victim were having an argument when the man allegedly grabbed a glass bottle and broke it on her head. Then, he reportedly took a kitchen knife and stabbed her 131 times.
A Guardia Civil officer alerted by a neighbour who had heard the victim’s screams entered the property through the window and found the woman still alive in the bathtub. The officer attempted to stop the bleeding with a blanket but Ana Maria died shortly after she was found.
Mr Martinez was found in the living room and alleged that his partner had attacked him with the bottle and he had acted in self-defence.
The prosecution has also asked the man for compensation of €120,000 for the victim’s heirs.
Her body showed signs of previous injuries, according to the post mortem examination.
Martinez already had a criminal record for domestic violence against his ex-wife.

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