The Tenerife 'Predator'Views on BG | May 17, 2011, Tuesday // 08:19| views
By The Mirror.
Demented Deyan Deyanov was so obsessed with sci-fi movie Predator he re-enacted it by decapitating British gran Jennifer Mills-Westley, a close friend claimed yesterday.
In the 1987 film – which starred Arnold Schwarzenegger – aliens behead their victims for sport. Crazed Deyanov also had alien symbols from the movie tattooed to his forearm.
A close pal of Deyanov’s said yesterday: “He was obsessed by Predator. He enjoyed the way the Predators hunted and beheaded their victims. And he was always showing his tattoo off. We all loved the films but when we heard what Deyan had done in Tenerife it took on a new meaning. It’s terrifying. It makes me sick to the stomach.”
Deyanov, 28, killed 60-year-old Jennifer from Norwich in a shop in Los Cristianos in Tenerife last Friday. He stabbed her 14 times before decapitating her with a knife. The Bulgarian then walked down the street brandishing her head.
The pal, who worked at a time-share firm with Deyanov in Cyprus, also revealed he had spent a lot of time in the UK where he is said to have a seven-year-old daughter with a British woman.
He said: “Deyan worked in Edinburgh for a while, and he also spent time in Yorkshire. He mentioned he had a daughter living there but never spoke about the mum. He had a tattoo of his daughter’s name on his neck.”
Colleagues who worked with Deyanov when he was a casual labourer in Edinburgh last year said he was a “devil child” high on drugs. One said: “He got sacked for not turning up. I don’t know what he was on, but one of his friends said it was heroin. I didn’t let him stay here with me and he was phoning up threatening me. When I heard what had happened in Tenerife I knew he was capable of it. He’s just a devil child.”
Deyanov’s pal claimed he drifted around Europe as a salesman and PR man for nightclubs. He moved to Cyprus in 2008 but spent the summer working in Ibiza while also travelling back and forth to Tenerife.
He said Deyanov, whose pals called him by the nicknames Elf or Dido, could speak Russian, German, English and Spanish. He had several girlfriends but never entered into a long-term relationship.
Deyanov lived in a flat in Los Cristianos before becoming homeless. “I last heard from him in March last year,” said the pal. “He went off the radar.
“Then all these pictures of Christ began appearing on his Facebook page.
“He clearly lost his way in a bad way.”
It emerged yesterday police warned Deyanov was a serious danger four months ago. Deyanov had smashed a rock in a guard’s face in January, knocking out his front teeth.
As he was arrested he told officers: “I am a prophet sent by God and I am planning something big.”
He was then sent to a psychiatric unit but was later released on bail. However, he failed to show up at a later court hearing and a warrant for his arrest was issued just three days before Jennifer’s murder.
Deyanov, who has been charged with murder, is currently in a psychiatric unit.
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