Three jailed for beating Spanish DJ to death
The Local · 30 Mar 2015, 19:48
Published: 30 Mar 2015 19:48 GMT+02:00
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The DJ was beaten up by the men, who thought he had marijuana, and left to die by the shores of the Rhône River on January 27th 2013.
The ringleader of the group, a Kosovo man whose brother is currently serving a 10-year prison term, was jailed by a Martigny court for eight years for murder through recklessness and robbery, 20 Minutes reported on Monday.
The court sentenced a Frenchman to five and a half years behind bars and a Portuguese man to five years in prison for their roles in the killing.
A fourth man, also from Portugal, was found innocent of any role in the victim’s death.
The culprits were arrested eight months after the killing.
The court heard that the Kosovar began the attack on the Spaniard, who weighed just 51 kilograms, with a kick to the neck that was followed by repeated kicks and punches from the group.
The victim implored his attackers too stop but they continued before robbing him of valuables and fleeing the scene.
The three jailed men face expulsion from Switzerland once the appeal process is exhausted, 20 Minutes said.