A 'DOMESTIC violence' case where a British expat strangled his wife to death with a mobile phone charger wire may have been a sex game gone wrong.
Car dealer Warren Lyttle, 50, called the police to say he had killed his wife Lisa Jane Lyttle, 49 (pictured), at their sixth-floor apartment on the Costa de la Calma in the Calvià area of Mallorca.
He told emergency services during the call that he was 'very sorry'.
But during his initial hearing following his arrest, Warren said Lisa's death was an accident and that they had been involved in S&M-style sexual role-play which she initiated, and which had gone wrong.
His mother Joan spoke to a British tabloid from her home in Neasden, north-west London and said there had been 'no problems' in the couple's marriage 'as far as she knew', and that she was 'in total shock'.
Joan said she had no idea 'how this could have happened', but had not yet been able to speak to her son to find out more.
But Lisa's family told Spanish police their marriage was 'turbulent'.
Lisa, who lived in Kilburn, London with the couple's 18-year-old daughter, flew out to Mallorca regularly to see her husband, who had been living there for over 10 years.
Police in Spain are reported by another UK tabloid to have 'evidence' that the couple had been rowing about money shortly before her death, but although alcohol was found in Warren's system after his arrest, it was not thought he had drunk a great deal.
He may also have taken drugs prior to Lisa's death, although it is not known which type.
Warren has no record of domestic violence or other crimes during his time living in Spain, and claims from other sources he has 'been in prison up to 14 times' for similar offences in the UK are as yet unsupported.