A MAN facing trial for torturing and murdering a Llangollen couple has been accused of trying to bribe a Spanish jail boss.
Linda O'Malley and husband Anthony were murdered as they were hunting for a holiday home on the Costa Blanca in the autumn of 2002.
The couple are thought to have been kidnapped and forced to empty their bank accounts before they were killed and their bodies dumped in a shallow grave.
Two South Americans, Jorge Real Sierra, 56, and Juan Antonio Velazquez Gonzalez, 40, are being held in prison accused of the murder.
The daughter of Sierra allegedly sent 2,000 euros to the prison governor asking for a hi-tech lap-top in his cell.
He could have used it to make phone calls outside.
But Sierra was immediately
denounced by Jaime Hernandez, the governor at the Fontcalent prison.
The O'Malleys left for Manchester airport on August 30, 2002, for a flight to Malaga to look for holiday homes.
Their family never saw them alive again.
Linda, 55, and Anthony, 42, should have spent two weeks looking at a string of properties
in and around Benidorm for which they had set aside £21,000 for a deposit.
Mrs O'Malley was then strangled and her husband was suffocated.
Sierra and Gonzalez were arrested by police in March, 2003, after they were stopped driving a car the O'Malleys had rented for their trip more than six months earlier.