THE youth who murdered a 13-year-old Arriate girl has been sentenced to eight years in prison plus five years on parole.
The sentence, handed down at at Malaga’s Juvenile Court, is the maximum possible for a minor.
Seventeen-year-old Ruben V.R. was also ordered to pay the family of Maria Esther Jimenez Villegas the sum of 222,000 euros.
Maria Esther’s body was found in a swimming pool pump house in Arriate near Ronda on January 20 this year.
She had been murdered with a rock the size of a small melon.
The trial heard 40 witnesses but the most incriminating evidence was the presence of Ruben V.R.’s DNA on the rock.