Feb 18 2013
The family of a woman who was savagely decapitated on the holiday island of Tenerife have come face to face with her alleged killer.
Jennifer Mills-Westley, 60, was repeatedly stabbed while shopping in the popular resort of Los Cristianos in the Canary Islands, Spain, on May 13 2011.
Her daughters Sarah Mears, 43, and Samantha Gomes, 39, were at the Provincial Court in Santa Cruz for the first day of the trial of Bulgarian man Deyan Deyanov.
Deyanov, 29, has denied murdering the grandmother of five inside a Chinese-owned shop on Avenida Juan Carlos I.
As the jury was shown "tough" CCTV footage relating to the attack, Mrs Gomes covered her mouth in horror and stared into the distance.
Giving evidence later, Mrs Mears said: "All I want to see is justice done for my mum today."
She explained that in the months before her death, Ms Mills-Westley had become worried about safety on the island.
"It was nothing specific but she was increasingly concerned that Tenerife was not as safe as when we used to visit 30 years ago."