The Alicante Provincial Court has condemned Juan Antonio Martínez Martínez to 21 years in prison for the rape and murder of his wife, Yolanda Aniorte Cuenca, in Orihuela in 2014.
He confessed in the trial that he used a dumbbell weight from a gym to kill the mother of his three year old daughter.
The jury found him guilty and the presiding judge gave him 12 years for murder and 9 for rape.
According to the sentence provided by the Superior Court of Justice of the Valencian Community (TSJCV), once the killer is released from prison he cannot see his daughter for another ten years, nor the other child Yolanda had from a different relationship.
It happened in August 2014. The victim, aged 39, went to sleep and the accused got a dumbbell, took the weights off one end and left them on the other. then he went to the bedroom, hit his wife in the head up to 10 times and sexually assaulted her, according to the prosecution.
Afterwards he took a taxi to Murcia city, where he was arrested two days later at a house in the neighbourhood of La Fama.