Daily Mail: Bulgarian Maniac Strikes again in Tenerife*

Views on BG | June 5, 2011, Sunday // 10:18
Bulgaria: Daily Mail: Bulgarian Maniac Strikes again in Tenerife* Half-naked Deyan Deyanov clutches whisky, left, and shows off Predator tattoos. Photo by The Sun

Daily Mail Reporter

June 5, 2011

The killer who beheaded a British grandmother in Tenerife has been moved to a jail after attacking a nurse in a psychiatric unit.

Deyan Deyanov, 28, was being held in a hospital on the Spanish island after the killing of Jennifer Mills-Westley, 60.

He lashed out at a nurse in his cell while two armed guards were outside.

The nurse was not seriously hurt and it is understood Deyanov had been heavily-sedated and was strapped to a bed.

Bulgarian Deyanov, a paranoid schizophrenic with a history of drug use, is charged with murder following his decapitation of Mrs Mills-Westley with a knife in a shop last month, after which he carried her head into the street.

The move to jail follows rumours last week that Deyanov had escaped from the hospital, although the authorities deny that he had made any such attempt.

Since his detention at the psychiatric ward the depth of his mania has been revealed.

He has a history of mental illness and drug use and once threatened to kill his own six-year-old child with a knife.

Deyanov made the chilling threat to his then-girlfriend Nadia Milanova, who he told to choose between herself and the child.

Miss Milanova, 28, a cruise ship worker, said she feels sorry for the family of Jennifer Mills-Westley, 60, who was murdered in Spain, but that she feared it could have been her instead.

Miss Milanova, mother to Deyanov's child, said that the use of hard drugs had destroyed him, changing him from a loving boyfriend to a monster who once threatened to throw her from a balcony.

Miss Milanova's mother, who now helps to care for the six-year-old child in Ruse, Deyanov’s home town in Bulgaria, revealed the depth of his mania.

Elena Stavrakova, 64, said that he threatened her daughter and grandchild with a knife, saying: 'You choose who dies – you or the baby.'

Deyanov's own family have also slammed the maniac who carried out the sickening attack in the resort of Los Cristianos on May 13.

His brother Elin, 34, said Deyanov had destroyed his already-splintering family, stealing from them and leaving his parents destitute.

Elin said that when his father was declared bankrupt and his mother had been committed to an asylum, Deyanov sold their possessions for drug money and then just disappeared.

'It’s a terrible thing this woman is dead but I can’t help feeling glad that he will be locked up for the rest of his life,' said Elin.

Deyanov was on bail for smashing a security guard in the face with a rock when he attacked Mrs Mills-Westley, stabbing her 14 times and decapitating her.

Before that, he was released from a mental health hospital in the UK after he was sectioned last summer.

He was visiting relatives when he was admitted to the Glan Clwyd Hospital's Ablett Psychiatric Unit in North Wales with concerned relatives having told authorities about his drug-taking and deteriorating behaviour.

But he was released in October last year after being monitored constantly.

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