A British man has misplaced a Valencian Supreme Court docket enchantment over an tried homicide conviction that noticed him jailed final 12 months for 15 years.
William McDonald, 62, from Glasgow, stabbed ex-girlfriend Mhairi Campbell, 61, at her Quesada vacation house in July 2017 and left her mendacity in a pool of blood.
Her accidents have been so extreme that she was put into an induced coma on her option to Torrevieja Hospital.
That they had cut up a fortnight earlier, and McDonald went to see her to get some cash.
McDonald’s Alicante trial in June 2021 noticed a jury discover him responsible of tried homicide.
The Supreme Court docket enchantment revolved round proof that was not introduced within the authentic trial when McDonald merely denied stabbing his former companion.
The defence now argued that McDonald was drunk and that he had no intention of killing the sufferer.
The recent testimony claimed that he stopped stabbing her and even left the entrance door open to draw the eye of neighbours.
The Supreme Court docket justices disagreed saying that the assault was ‘from behind’ and ‘deliberate’ with a ‘homicidal spirit’.
They identified that he tried to erase ‘traces of his motion’ and that the sufferer solely survived ‘by the actions of third events’.
He left her on the bottom and flew from Alicante-Elche airport to Scotland, from the place Spanish authorities later extradited him.