Dutch man gets 30 years in Malta prison for ex girlfriend's murder
A 25-year-old Dutch man was sentenced to 30 years in prison in Malta for murdering his Dutch ex-girlfriend Shannon Mak. Jelle R. confessed to the crime, NOS reports.
Mak was found dead at her apartment in Santa Venera in August 2018. The 30-year-old woman had been severely beaten and her throat was cut.
R. was facing life in prison, but got a lower sentence by making a deal with the prosecutors. He was also fined 116.47 euros for possession of a knife.
"If it were up to me, he would be locked up in jail and the key thrown away," Mak's father said in an interview with local media in October. He called R. a monster "I can't forgive him."