31 years for Moroccan painter who killed expat couple in Spain

31 years for Moroccan painter who killed expat couple in Spain

Painter Driss Drizi, 63, who shot a British couple at their retirement home in Spain is jailed for 31 years, Spanish media report.

Driss Drizi was jailed after striking a deal with prosecutors by confessing to his crimes during a pre-trial court hearing in the Spanish city of Alicante.

He was facing a 42-year prison sentence if convicted of the couple’s killings after a trial.

In 2015, Driss Drizi shot David Tarsey, a fromer British Olympic diver and his wife Jean in the head at their home in Jalón.

The couple were discovered three days later after their friends raised the alarm.

Drizi was arrested in September last year, and at the time confessed to killing the couple after a row.

The judge jailed him for 15 years for each of the murders plus another year for illegal possession of a firearm.

He was also ordered to pay 150,000 euros to each of the couple’s two chidlren.

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