Jailed British man denies murdering father in Los Abrigos
The corpse had nearly 40 stab wounds, most of them in the back, after being stabbed while sleeping in his Los Abrigos home; Mental illness has been ruled out by psychiatrists.
Paul C.S., aged 36, entered the Tenerife II Penitentiary yesterday after appearing for an hour before the magistrate of Court Number 2 of Granadilla de Abona, for the alleged crime of homicide.
Following his statement, the judge ruled that he was to be placed in preventive detention without bail, despite the detainee denying that he murdered his father, who he allegedly brutally dealt more than thirty stab wounds to, early on Wednesday morning in the home of his father, aged 60, at number 7 Calle La Sirena, Los Abrigos, in the municipality of Granadilla de Abona.
The Briton was escorted to court by the Guardia Civil from the eighth floor of the Nuestra Señora de La Candelaria University Hospital, where he was admitted on Wednesday afternoon for psychiatric analysis, based on the comments made by his father's girlfriend, saying that Paul suffered from schizophrenia, which has been initially ruled out by psychiatrists.
Paul C.S., whose residence is at his mother's house in Estepona, Málaga, had only arrived in Tenerife a few days ago, to visit his father in Los Abrigos.
The horrendous murder allegedly took place at around 6am on Wednesday using a long kitchen knife, while his father was still asleep in bed at home, on the third floor of the Las Olas building, on Calle La Sirena.
This is very close to where the girlfriend of his father, who is in her 50's, also lives (Avenida Agua Dulce, number 37), who is also British, and whom Paul went to visit two hours later, after changing his bloodstained clothes, to have coffee with her and other English friends who live in that property.
The rest of the blood on his nails and a bandage on his left hand, gave him away and shortly afterwards he was arrested in that same place by the Guardia Civil.
The victim's girlfriend, obviously very upset, called the mother of the then alleged murderer to report the tragic event, although at no point, according to what Paul had said, with the confirmation that this had ended his father's life.
According to a communication from the TSJC to Paul C.S., he is initially accused of a crime of homicide, but having failed to admit to it, the classification could vary depending on the investigation that is in the hands of the Judicial Police of the Guardia Civil of the South of Tenerife, in Playa de Las Américas, specifically the lieutenant of the Organic Unit of the Judicial Police, since Paul was detained at 8:30 am on Wednesday, just 30 metres from the crime scene, while having coffee with his father's girlfriend and some compatriots.