Possible 15 Years for Man Who Tried to Kill Ex-Wife by Car Bomb Over Child Maintenance Money Row

Prosecutors have called for a 15-year prison sentence for a 39-year-old Crevillente man (picture from the Información newspaper), who is accused of trying to kill his ex-wife by planting a bomb in her car because he did not want to pay 600 euro a month for child maintenance.

The homemade device exploded on an Elche street in November 2014, with the woman suffering burns and injuries that took four months to heal.

The man, who denies the charge, appeared before Alicante Provincial Court this week, with prosecutors also looking for 28 thousand euro as compensation to the victim, in addition to paying for damage to the Peugeot 206 car.

The defendant said that he was being accused of something he had not done, whilst prosecutors said he was motivated to kill his former partner over a dispute involving the payment of maintenance to their two children.


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