He faces 15 years for beating to death man who he considered like his father

The Alicante Provincial Court – with headquarters in Elche – started a trial on Monday against a man accused of beating to death his flatmate, aged 65, in Torrevieja. The accused faces a sentence of 15 years in jail for homicide.

The accused and the victim are both Swedish and had such a deep friendship that they introduced themselves as father and son.

The events date back to January 2016. The accused started an argument with his flatmate when they both got back to the house, according to the Prosecution Service, and during the fight he hit him several times in the face and the victim fell to the ground. Afterwards he took his heels and dragged him into the house where he kept hitting him until he died.