Did Mayka Kukocova a Slovakian model murder her ex British millionaire boyfriend after the man started going out with another woman?
Mayka Kukucova a Slovakian model is on trial in Madrid, Spain in connection to the shooting death of her ex boyfriend, British millionaire, Andrew Bush.
Appearing in court, prosecutors allege that the jilted Slovakian model killed the 48 year old millionaire at his beach resort of Estepona, April 5, 2014.
The trial which began on Monday is expected to last three days according to local media, with prosecutors seeking a 20 year sentence for Mayka Marica Kukucova.
During opening remarks, the prosecution told on the evening of the former jewelry store owner’s death, the man being shot up to three times by the Slovakian model a month after the couple broke up, upon returning home with a Russian girlfriend.
In turn, Mayka Kukucova’s defense argued that their client acted in self defense after the millionaire confronted her with a gun, with the two struggling before the gun went off.
Mayka Kukucova guilty: I never meant to hurt Andrew Bush
In a report submitted to the judge ahead of the trial, local prosecutor Jose Antonio Nieblas said: ‘The accused, moved by the unmistakable desire to end Andrew Bush’s life and at a certain point in a row they were having, made a sudden and unexpected use of the .38 special-model Amadeo Rossi revolver that she was carrying.
‘She shot Andrew Bush three times, the first shot hitting him in the arm and the other two in the head.
‘Andrew Bush had no chance to react or defend himself against the unexpected and unpredictable attack which caused his death.
‘In an attempt to procure her impunity, the accused placed the revolver in the dead man’s left hand, took the keys to his Hummer and left the house making sure she closed the doors and impeded immediate access from outside.
‘Following that she fled in the vehicle after a heated argument with Maria Korotaeva.’
An earlier report via the dailymail told of Kukucova, having posted intimate videos online begging Andrew Bush to take her back.
Soon after the British millionaire’s shooting death, the spurned lover was arrested in Nove Mesto nad Vahom in her home country – more than 2,000 miles from Spain.
Soon after Mayka Marica Kukucova was extradited back to Spain a month later after handing herself in and locked up in the maximum security Alhaurin de la Torre jail near Malaga.
At the time, the model’s parents visited their daughter and hired lawyers, before eventually forced to sell the family home in a bid to help pay legal costs.
According to a report via the nypost, Bush’s sister and niece were present in the courtroom, as well as Kukucova’s parents.
Also present in court was the Russian woman, Maria Korotaeva, who the British millionaire had begun seeing after splitting with the Slovakian model. Not necessarily understood is what led to the former couple breaking up before the man’s murder soon after?