A jilted British man was jailed for 19 years today for stabbing his ex girlfriend nearly 50 times after she dumped him.
Judges called Alan Daulby's attack on the blonde bar worker ‘brutal and barbaric’ as they sentenced him to just one year short of the maximum jail term that prosecutors were demanding.
A jury last month found the 27-year-old British expat guilty of the stabbing murder of Irish woman Avril Flanagan, 20, at his flat on Spain's Costa Blanca on May 29, 2009.
He was convicted of knifing her 47 times around the head, neck, chest, arms and legs before hiding her body in plastic sheeting under his sofa as part of a clinical clean-up of the murder scene and going on the run.
Her family found her body hidden in plastic under a sofa after he spent more than three hours cleaning up the murder scene before going on the run.
He was arrested hours later 124 miles away after a police chase.
He had been dating Miss Flanagan, who worked at her family's pub Smiling Jacks in the Costa Roig resort for about 18 months before she ended their relationship.
Her mother told Mr Daulby's three day trial how he stalked her after she broke up with him and she broke her phone SIM card to stop talking calls from him.