Man who ‘speared’ British expat to death found guilty of murder
A 21-year-old man who brutally killed his 58-year-old “gay lover” to death has been found guilty of murder.
Eugénio Reicha was sentenced to 14 years and six months for brutally stabbing the former accountant, Simon Carley-Pocock, to death in his villa in Alcoutim, Spain.
Reicha reportedly stabbed Carley-Pocock after the 58-year-old “demanded” more sex, causing the defendant to fly into a drug-fuelled rage.
After stabbing the British expat, the court heard that Reicha had a bath, cooked a meal and stole some of the victim’s possessions – including his car, an Audi A4, which he used to flee the scene.
Reicha was pulled over by police soon after leaving the crime scene and was questioned when he could not provide a license.
He then took police to the crime scene, and confessed to committing the murder in a “drugged up rage”.
A small knife was found on Reicha, but the spear that he apparently used to kill Carley-Pocock has not been recovered.
A friend of the defendant told the court that Reicha took pictures of the the body after the attack and showed it to him.
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“He showed me photographs of a man in bed, with his intestines hanging out and said he had killed him,” the witness said.
“We were in the Audi A4 convertible. He had a TV and two cameras which were both covered with blood,” they added.
Local authorities said Carley-Pocock – who is thought to have given up his accountancy job after being diagnosed with a serious illness – had been living in Portugal for several years.
The two are thought to have known each other for a while, and on the night of the murder they had met and gone to Carley-Pocock’s house together.
Their relationship was undefined, but a number of local reports suggested that Reicha had been working as a rent boy.
At the time of the murder, the victim’s former partner of nearly three decades refused to speak to the press after spending time at the crime scene with the police.