A MOROCCAN who stabbed his ex-girlfriend to death in Nerja has been sentenced to 19 years behind bars and ordered to pay a 420,000 euro fine to her family.

Hicham Bellasfer stabbed 25-year-old Cecilia Coria 18 times on the terrace of the cafe where she worked near the Balcon de Europa.

He beat Coria up regularly when they were together, and after they split sent her text messages telling her she was ‘dead’.