Spaniard jailed for murder attempt
Published 19/12/2010 | 05:00
A CRAZED Spaniard who blasted his Irish girlfriend with a shotgun has been jailed for 10 years for attempted murder.
Michelle Massey, 26, lost a kidney but miraculously survived being hit at close range in the home the couple shared on the island of Lanzarote.
Eulogio Jose Ramon Bernal, 46, then shot himself in the face in a bungled suicide bid. The bloodbath happened in front of the couple's six-month-old son Ruben.
Michelle, from Moyross, Limerick, underwent emergency surgery and spent four months recovering from horrific injuries before returning home to Ireland.
She flew back to Spain to testify against her ex-partner at a trial in the Provincial Court in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria.
Ramon Bernal was handed the lengthy sentence on Friday afternoon after being found guilty by a panel of judges.