Family of Beheaded by Bulgarian Maniac Briton DevastatedCrime | May 20, 2011, Friday // 08:12| views
Mills-Westley was attacked by Deyan Valentinov Deyanov, a homeless 28-year-old Bulgarian man, at the resort of Los Cristianos, last Friday. File photo
The former husband and daughter of the British woman, who was beheaded by a demented Bulgarian on the Spanish island of Tenerife, have spoken out for the first time to express their horror and devastation.
Jennifer Mills-Westley was attacked by Deyan Valentinov Deyanov, a homeless 28-year-old Bulgarian man, at the resort of Los Cristianos, last Friday. The attacker, had a record of mental health issues. He has now been placed in custody by a Spanish judge without the possibility of bail.
Mills-Westley's ex-husband Peter Mills-Westley spoke to the Evening Herald from his home in Gorey, County Wexford. He said that he has not been able to sleep since her heard the horrific news.
"It's getting to the point now where I've had just two hours of sleep in three days".
When asked how the rest of her family, including their two daughters, Sarah and Samantha, are coping he said:
"Not good. We're all shocked...It goes without saying that we need to know why this man was out on the streets, and that needs to be looked into."
Paying tribute to her mother, Sarah said that she had been "full of life, generous of heart and would do anything for anyone...We now have to find a way of living without her love and light."
There was an arrest warrant issued for the mentally ill Bulgarian who decapitated a British woman at random in Tenerife last Friday.
The arrest warrant was issued by Spanish police authorities just three days before the horrifying accident in Arona, in which he beheaded 60-year old Jennifer Mills-Westley, it was revealed Monday.
Deyan Valentinov Deyanov, 28, was investigated over an attack on a security guard, whom he smashed in the face with a rock. The Bulgarian had been released on bail and was supposed to check in regularly with the court while he was waiting for a psychiatric assessment. He is a paranoid schizophrenic.
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