A British gentleman has been charged with stabbing a Spanish pedestrian to death in a Costa del Sol street rage attack.
Prosecutors want Lewis Harry Briggs jailed for more than 16 years if he is convicted, it emerged nowadays.
The 23-12 months-previous was extradited to Spain from the British isles to experience justice just after becoming arrested on the outskirts of Leeds in December 2020 following a five-7 days manhunt.
He is accused of stabbing teen Ulrich Perez in the heart on November 18, 2020 on a zebra crossing in an space recognised as Diana Park among the resorts of Marbella and Estepona, who allegedly criticised Briggs for driving as well quick.
Lewis Harry Briggs, a promising boxer, is accused of stabbing to dying a Spanish teenager
Ulrich Perez was stabbed in the coronary heart on November 18, 2020 on a zebra crossing amongst the resorts of Marbella and Estepona
The white Mercedes car or truck the murder suspect was driving was seized shortly soon after the fatal stabbing as it was about to be eliminated attempt a pick-up truck
The sufferer was reported at the time to have been attacked by a guy in a Uk-plated white Mercedes he’d chastised for speeding.
The motor vehicle the murder suspect was driving was seized shortly after the lethal stabbing as it was about to be taken off attempt a pick-up truck.
A a few-web page indictment designed community nowadays accuses Briggs of thieving the selection plates on an Audi S8 parked in a garage hours just after the killing and placing them on his hired Merc.
It says of the criminal offense that led to Ulrich’s demise: ‘After a battle with the sufferer, with the intention of ending his life, we allege the accused kicked him in the chest and stabbed him in the chest ahead of fleeing.
‘As a outcome of the brutal aggression the target died from an damage prompted by a single stab wound to the upper body which penetrated his coronary heart and induced substantial external haemorrhaging according to the autopsy.’
Prosecutors are trying to get a 14-12 months jail sentence for Briggs, who lived in the Marbella spot, if he is convicted of Ulrich’s homicide at a trial.
They want him jailed for an further two a long time if he is convicted of fraud about the use of the stolen number plates, and yet another two months for theft.
And if he is uncovered guilty of the most really serious offence he is facing, they want him to spend Ulrich’s moms and dads £265,000 each in payment.
Briggs is alleged to have stabbed the Spanish victim at a pedestrian crossing amongst Marbella and Estepona
He will now appear ahead of a choose in Estepona by using a movie hyperlink at a courtroom in Madrid just after being handed over to Spanish police
Briggs, 21 at the time of the incident, was determined in Spain as a boxer from a nicely-settled loved ones in Marbella close to the time of his arrest.
He is said to have boxed frequently at the MGM health club, which has now shut after becoming rebranded as the MTK Marbella fitness center but welcomed stars such as Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua and was closely connected to Irish crime boss Daniel Kinahan.
Cinema worker stab sufferer Ulrich was heading back from a nearby grocery store to the house he shared with his parents and two siblings reverse the murder scene when he was attacked.
Neighborhood reports claimed one particular of the persons who went to his aid was his mum.
The youngster’s excellent aunt Herminia Martinez took to Facebook later on to say: ‘At periods we experience as if God has deserted us and we ask why the Lord took you or you want to have that particular person who hurt your son or your daughter in entrance of you to check with them why they did what they did and fully commited such cruelty.
‘I think about that when that takes place we also want to die with our son or daughter, simply because the pain need to be so excellent that we you should not consider about nearly anything else. You won’t be able to believe what is actually going on. We imagine it really is a nightmare.
‘A mad male, a stupid male snatched your life absent from you and you are in a further dimension with your great-grandparents who cherished you so much. Relaxation in peace.’
Locals released a marketing campaign to assist Ulrich’s household with funeral prices and set collection pots in retailers close to his house in the aftermath of his demise.
Briggs is detained in the United kingdom in advance of currently being extradited to Spain
Suspect killer Lewis Briggs was arrested in West Yorkshire in advance of staying handed more than to Spanish authorities
No day for Briggs’ jury demo, which will acquire position at a court docket in Malaga, is however believed to have been established.
It was not distinct very last night time how he will plead when he can take the stand, and no matter if his alleged victim’s loved ones have also launched their possess personal prosecution which would operate parallel but individually to the Spanish condition a single.
A spokesman for Spain’s Nationwide Police confirmed after Briggs’ extradition from the British isles in January 2021: ‘British police have handed around the suspected killer of a Spanish man who was arrested on December 22 very last 12 months.
‘Police investigations identified that the victim was about to cross a zebra crossing when he was almost run around by a vehicle whose driver had to brake sharply.
‘The driver at first remaining the scene but returned times right after and got out of his motor vehicle and stabbed the pedestrian in the heart devoid of warning, ending his everyday living just about quickly in advance of speeding off.
‘Nothing could be completed to help you save the victim’s life and he was pronounced lifeless at the scene.
‘Investigators had determined a suspect and discovered he had allegedly managed to flee Spain for England.
‘A European Arrest Warrant was issued which culminated in his arrest in West Yorkshire.
‘National Police will now will be tasked with producing confident he is handed more than to the Spanish judicial authorities.’
Steve Reynolds from the National Criminal offense Agency’s global liaison community mentioned at the time: ‘This was a horrific crime, and we worked intently with our Spanish companions to observe this suspect down in the United kingdom and have him taken to Spain to now encounter demo.
‘We get the job done intently with intercontinental associates throughout the globe to observe down fugitives and ensure that nowhere is a risk-free haven.’