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19 more years for Rocio Wanninkhof murder
Tony Alexander King has been sentenced by a judge at Malaga provincial court to serve a further 19 years behind bars for the murder of Rocio Wanninkhof on the 9th October 1999 following the jury's guilty verdict pronounced last week.
The judge also ruled that King should pay Rocio's mother, Alicia Hornos, €210,000 in compensation and €42,000 to each of her two surviving children.
Rocio died after being stabbed eight times in the back and once in the chest on a dark piece of wasteground on the outskirts of La Cala de Mijas.
King is already serving 36 years for the murder, sexual assault and kidnapping of Sonia Carabantes in August 2003, and a further seven for the attempted rape of a young girl from Benalmadena in 2001.
King 'guilty, but did not act alone'
Wednesday, December 13, 2006
The jury in the Rocío Waninkhof murder trial has found Tony Alexander King guilty, but points out that third parties may have been involved.
The lawyer acting on behalf of the murdered girl's family has stated that they will press for the investigation to continue in order to determine the identities of the other people implicated.
The decision was not unanimous with two jurors voting against a guilty verdict.
King (41), whose real name is Anthony Alexander Bromwich, was found not guilty on the sexual assault charge.
King was sentenced by a British court to serve ten years in 1986 for strangling at least five women to the point of asphyxiation.
He has been in jail since his arrest on the 21st September 2003, and is currently serving a 36 year sentence for the murder of Sonia Carabantes in August of the same year, and a further seven for the attempted rape of a young girl in Benalmadena in 2001.
The prosecution and the Waninkhof family's legal team had demanded a sentence of 26 years and nine months for the two counts of murder and sexual assault, but must now wait for the judge's ruling.
Tony King trial jury retires to consider verdict
Tuesday, December 12, 2006
The nine members of the jury in the Rocío Waninkhof murder trial began considering their verdict at 11am this morning at Málaga provincial court.
During the trial Tony Alexander King admitted being present at the murder scene, but insisted that he was not guilty of either murdering or sexually assaulting the young girl from Mijas whose body was found near Marbella on the 2nd November 1999.
King denies murder and blames Dolores Vázquez
Wednesday, November 22, 2006
In his statement to the court yesterday, Tony King stated that on the day of Rocío Wanninkhof's murder he was drunk, stoned and hypnotised yet saw Dolores Vázquez, who was "laughing as she stabbed Rocío in the back." King claims that from 7pm until 11pm, he was drinking wine and taking drugs at Robert Graham's flat.
When he left, he found that his tyres had been slashed and returned to his friend's flat, where he was hypnotised because Graham had not done it for a long time and wanted to practise.
King claims to have seen Vázquez commit the murder as he was seated in the passenger seat of a British-registered car driven by Graham. He further claims that Graham cut the girl's throat to see if she was already dead.
In her statement, the victim's mother, Alicia Hornos, stated that the real murderer was "not Tony King, but Dolores Vázquez," because her daughter did not know King, and would not have got into a stranger's car.
King expelled for insulting court officers
Tuesday, November 21, 2006
Tony King was thrown out of a court in Malaga yesterday after calling the judge, the prosecut
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