British man murdered in holiday home in Morocco

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british man murdered in his casablanca holiday home


A British man was murdered inside his holiday home in Morocco in a horrifying attack.

Desmond Howlett, 66, suffered brain injuries at his house in Casablanca.

The Grimsby Telegraph reports that an inquest heard how the retired accountant, from Lincolnshire, died from wounds to his face, brain and possible strangulation.

A man called Mourad Ghrabli pleaded guilty to the murder in July 2012 and was sentenced to 24 years in jail.

A second man, Abdle Aziz Maazoux, was arrested and charged with possessing items stolen from Mr Howlett's apartment.

According to the Grimsby Telegraph, Desmond's family said he was "absolutely wonderful" and added: "There isn't a day goes by that we don't think about him."

Last year, a 'drifter' was jailed for 20 years for strangling a British tour guide before wrapping her body in tape and hiding it in a cupboard on the island of St Martin in the Caribbean.

Younes El-Mami, 32, started dating Lianne Burns, 43, on the idyllic island but four months into their relationship the Italian-Moroccan murdered her after another man complimented her at a party.

El-Mami then stole money from her bank account to go out drinking and left Miss Burns, from Leigh-on-Sea in Essex, with a bag over her head on which he had written the word 'merci'.

Her body was found a day later and El-Mami confessed to the killing.

Despite the full trial, his motivation for the murder remained unclear.

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