Man in court over Tenerife beheading murder

Jennifer Mills-Westley, 60. Credit: PA

The family of a woman who was decapitated on the holiday island of Tenerife came face to face with her alleged killer in court. Jennifer Mills-Westley, 60, was shopping in the popular resort of Los Cristianos in the Canary Islands, Spain, on May 13 2011 when she was attacked and stabbed repeatedly.

Her daughters, Sarah Mears, 43, and Samantha Gomes, 38, were at the Provincial Court in Santa Cruz for the first day of the trial of Bulgarian man Deyan Deyanov. Deyanov, 29, denied murdering the grandmother of five inside a Chinese-owned shop on Avenida Juan Carlos I.

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Tenerife beheading: Man guilty

Deyan Deyanov, 29, has been found guilty by a jury at the Provincial Court in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain, of murdering grandmother Jennifer Mills-Westley, 60, who he decapitated on the holiday island in May 2011.