A lady was stabbed to death by her jealous ex-boyfriend after he saw her on a Tinder date with another man, a courtroom heard
Cruise line employee, Cristina Ortiz-Lozano was killed in a ‘frenzied’ assault after being adopted residence by ex-lover Abdelaziz El Yechioui Ourzat, prosecutors mentioned.
A jury was instructed he had been caught on CCTV “hiding in the shadows” outdoors a pub the place she had gone with a man she met on the courting app.
He then allegedly adopted the couple as they went again to her home earlier than following her inside and stabbing her 23 occasions with a kitchen knife whereas her date waited outdoors.
Prosecutor Kerry Maylin instructed Winchester Crown Court in Hampshire, England that Ourzat, 30, was “a jealous ex-boyfriend in a fit of rage who conducted a frenzied attack on her, quite simply because she had gone out with a male, not Mr. Ourzat, on the night of the killing”.
The jury heard that the couple met in school in Spain and had been collectively for about 12 years earlier than Miss Ortiz-Lozano dumped Ourzat, who’s of Moroccan descent, when he was arrested for drink driving in August 2019.
Ms. Maylin mentioned she “couldn’t deal with his volatility and his drunkenness” any longer.
At the time, they were residing collectively in Southampton, Hants, and she was working for the Norwegian Cruise Line. Mr. Ourzat was a baggage handler for Port Skills at the metropolis docks, the courtroom heard.
The additionally courtroom heard that when Ms.Ortiz-Lozano instructed Ourzat to depart, he went on a rampage round the home, damaging the bed room and toilet they shared, ripping lighting fixtures and radiators out of the partitions.
He was arrested for prison injury and then allegedly breached his bail by sending her emails by which he referred to as her a “whore”.
Following the breakup, Miss Ortiz-Lozano met another man, Vincente Breso-Biosca, on Tinder and went on a date with him in September 2019 to Sprinkles ice cream parlor and the Giddy Bridge pub in Southampton.
Ms. Maylin confirmed the jury CCTV pictures of Ourzat watching the couple as they sat outdoors the pub and mentioned he was “hiding in the shadows” in order that they did not see him.
The courtroom heard how he went to Tesco, purchased some flowers, and took these to Miss Ortiz-Lozano’s home, earlier than returning to the pub and going inside.
Ms. Maylin mentioned that Miss Ortiz-Lozano saw him and instantly requested Mr. Breso-Biosca if they may depart.
On the method again to her home she defined that she had seen her “abusive” ex-boyfriend and that he wasn’t allowed close to her due to his bail circumstances.
“Mr Ourzat clearly followed them,” Ms. Maylin mentioned. “He is seen on CCTV following them on the opposite side of the street and he loiters or hangs back at road crossings.”
Ms. Maylin instructed the jury that when Miss Ortiz-Lozano went inside her home she was adopted by her ex. Mr. Breso-Biosca was not sure what to accomplish that he stood outdoors the doorways however, on listening to shouting and screaming, he went inside.
“He saw Miss Ortiz-Lozano already lying on her back on the kitchen floor, with Mr Ourzat crouching over her with a knife in one hand and his other on her throat,” Ms. Maylin mentioned.
“She had her eyes open however he believed her already useless, she was not shifting.
“He described Mr. Ourzat turning towards him, shutting the door, and continuing his assault on Cristina Ortiz-Lozano.”
She added that Cristina Rodriguez-Lozano, Miss Ortiz-Lozano’s buddy and housemate, was asleep however was awoken by ‘loud voices’ and heard Mr. Ourzat screaming Miss Ortiz-Lozano’s title “as if he was calling her back”.
There were three Air BnB company staying at the home and one of them had pushed their picket mattress up in opposition to the door in concern, the courtroom heard.
Police who attended the scene described the kitchen as an “extensively blood-stained room” with “bloody handprints on the walls”.
The courtroom heard how Miss Ortiz-Lozano suffered stab wounds to her chest, neck and stomach and had “defensive” wounds on her arms, “where she raised her arms in front of her body in an attempt to protect her torso and her neck”.
Ms. Maylin mentioned that Ourzat had instructed the police that Miss Ortiz-Lozano had invited him into her home earlier than they bought into an argument. He denied following her that evening and alleged that she had stabbed him first.
He has pleaded not responsible to homicide however responsible to manslaughter by diminished accountability.
The trial continues.
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