A court in the province of Cadiz, has sentenced a local handyman to 12 and a half years in prison for the murder of a British expat widow after a dispute over money.
The court heard that 71 year old Lesley Anne Pearson was buried in lime, under a cane field in the grounds of her own house in the Cadiz village of Algar, after her gardener, Francisco Javier BP, strangled her to death.
The 47-year old man identified as Francisco Javier, was arrested in July 2019 and as the Civil Guard located the victims body.
After killing her, he carried the body into a room and covered it with a duvet. The next day, he returned, tied the woman’s body with ropes, and buried it in lime, covered over with earth and wooden boards in a reed bed on the plot.
This witness repeated the story to the authorities and Javier confessed to the crime when the officers went with him to the place where he allegedly had buried the animal.