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‘Jealous’ ex ‘stabbed woman, 28, to death’ after ‘seeing her on Tinder date’

A “jealous” ex stabbed his former girlfriend to death after seeing her on a Tinder date with another man, a court heard.

Abdelaziz El Yechioui Ourzat, 30, allegedly followed Cristina Ortiz-Lozano, 28, home and attacked her 23 times with a kitchen knife while her date waited outside.

Jurors heard on Wednesday he was filmed on CCTV “hiding in the shadows” outside a pub in Southampton, Hants where the Spaniard had gone with her date in September 2019.

He trailed them as they returned to her house before following cruise line worker Miss Ortiz-Lozano inside, Winchester Crown Court was told.

Her date, Vincente Breso-Biosca, was unsure what to do so he stood outside the doors but went inside after hearing shouting and screaming, the jury heard.

Kerry Maylin, prosecuting, said: “He saw Miss Ortiz-Lopez 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.

“She had her eyes open but he believed her already dead, she was not moving.

“He described Mr Ourzat turning towards him, shutting the door and continuing his assault on Cristina Ortiz-Lopez.”

She told jurors Ourzat 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”.

A house mate heard Ourzat, a baggage handler at the city’s docks, screaming Miss Ortiz-Lozano’s name “as if he was calling her back”, it was said.

There were three Air BnB guests staying at the house and one had pushed a wooden bed up against the door in fear, the court heard.

Police described the kitchen as an “extensively blood stained room” with “bloody hand prints on the walls”.

The court heard Miss Ortiz-Lozano suffered stab wounds to her chest, neck and abdomen and had defensive wounds on her arms.

Jurors heard Ourzat and Miss Ortiz-Lozano met at school in Spain and had been together for about 12 years.

Ms Maylin told jurors she dumped him when he was arrested for drink driving in August 2019 as she “couldn’t deal with his volatility and his drunkenness”.

He went on a rampage around the house and was arrested for criminal damage but then allegedly breached his bail by sending her emails in which he called her a ‘whore’, the court heard.

The prosecutor said Ourzat, who is of Moroccan descent, told the police Miss Ortiz-Lozano had invited him into her house before they got into an argument.

He denied following her and alleged she had stabbed him first.

Jurors heard Ourzat denies murder but has pleaded guilty to manslaughter by diminished responsibility.

The trial continues.

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