Irish gangsters in Spain face prison after fatal stabbing of expat

Published:  14 Apr at 2 PM
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Two Irish mobsters face up to 20 years behind bars for murdering a fellow countryman at his Costa del Sol apartment.

Wayne Lennon, 38 and Brian McConville, 30, stand accused of stabbing expat Paul Feathers 44 times in the town of Benalmadena in 2010 in a killing that is reported to have lasted an hour.

The pair, who went on the run immediately after the murder, are accomplices of the infamous Irish gangsters Brian Rattigan and Fat Freddie Thompson. However, Lennon was arrested in Portugal the following year, while McConville was picked up in Germany in 2013.

The murder is thought to have been drug related, with the victim angering his suspected killers after they lost out on an illegal deal.

The prosecution claims that McConville became involved in an argument with Feathers in the apartment, resulting in Lennon grabbing a 10cm kitchen knife and cutting Feathers’s neck twice. Then, when the pair realised Feathers could bleed to death, they carried out their hour-long deadly attack.

The prosecution goes on to say that they then dealt repeated blows to his head and body, and when he eventually fell to the ground they continued their attack with the knife which led to further injuries and ultimately his death.

The trial date has yet to be announced.
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