Ana Marquez
Ana Marquez

THE boyfriend of the brutally murdered director of the Nerja Caves has appeared in court.

Barman Francisco Martinez faces 28 years in prison for stabbing Ana Marquez 131 times with a broken bottle at her Torrox home.

When police arrived at the scene, Marquez was found in a pool of blood in her bathtub.

Martinez, 42, is claiming drug-induced mental illness and his lawyers have requested a formal psychiatric test.

He has admitted to being on cocaine and having drunk alcohol prior to the attack.

Martinez claims he is a depressive drug addict, having tried to commit suicide in 2012 while on drugs after the death of his son and parents.

He is also accused of carrying out ‘violent acts’ during sex, having previously been convicted of domestic abuse.  

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