British estate agent found guilty of manslaughter in Algeciras court

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APPEARING before a judge at Algeciras Criminal Court two, Devinder Kainth, 39, a British estate agent living in Spain, was given a six-month prison sentence after admitting the manslaughter of German PR man Sandro Rottman at the Spinnaker restaurant in Sotogrande.

According to the summary of the judge Raquel Gomez Sancho, ‘When the accused finished eating and got up to leave the restaurant he realised as he talked to Sandro that he had been taking photos of his children without his consent. This really upset the accused and led to him shouting at Sandro that he should erase them whilst he demanded he explain his actions.’

‘The tense situation led to a fight in which the accused punched Sandro several times in the head.’ she said. 

The judge ruled that Rottman’s alcohol-related health problems had contributed to his death as he had cirrhosis of the liver caused by his excessive drinking.

It was further revealed that Rottman was being investigated prior to his death with regards to improper images of children found on his computer. 

Generally in Spain, anyone who is sentenced to less than two years imprisonment is not normally expected to ‘serve their time’ but effectively the six months is likely to be treated as a suspended sentence.

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