Spain: Model convicted of killing Briton gets 15 1/2 years

A Spanish court has sentenced a Slovakian model to 15 ½ years in prison after she was found guilty of murder for shooting her British millionaire ex-boyfriend at his home near Marbella two years ago.

In a ruling made public Tuesday, the Malaga court sentenced 26-year-old Maria Kukucova to 15 years for murder and another six months for breaking into the apartment where the murder took place.

A jury last Friday found Kukucova guilty of killing Andrew Bush on April 5, 2014.

She had testified that she had she had never meant to harm Bush, saying the former jewelry store owner died during a violent struggle.

Prosecutors say Kukucova shot the 48-year-old Bush twice in the head and once in the shoulder.