A 60-year-old woman is facing life behind bars after being charged for the brutal murder of a pensioner in Rincon de la Victoria.
The unidentified woman is to face trial on June 1, where she stands accused of stabbing and slitting the throat of 70-year-old Dolores Ruiz in broad daylight in December 2013.
The murder happened on La Cala del Moral’s promenade and is believed to have taken place following an argument over a €4,000 debt owed for jewellery.
The accused – described as blonde and of average height – allegedly stole her victim’s handbag and jewellery, including a €2,500 gold watch, before fleeing the scene with her hands covering her face.
The pair were seen having lunch in a nearby chiringuito just moments before the attack.
Eyewitnesses said the accused chased Ruiz along the promenade with a 20cm kitchen knife.
When she finally caught up with her she stabbed her in the chest several times before slitting her throat and leaving the mother-of-two to bleed to death.
Arrested in February 2014, a trial date has now been set and prosecutors are demanding the woman is sentenced to 21 years in prison as well as paying damages of €150,000 to the victim’s children.