A jealous ex-boyfriend allegedly launched a “frenzied” attack on his ex-girlfriend, stabbing her to death in the kitchen of her house. Abdelaziz El Yechioui Ourzat was arrested for the murder of 28-year-old Cristina Ortiz-Lozano, who he is believed to have stabbed 23 times after seeing her on a Tinder date with another man in Southampton in the UK in September 2019. He pleaded not guilty to murder but guilty to manslaughter by diminished responsibility, BBC News reports.
- Ourzat was caught on surveillance footage “hiding in the shadows.” When Ortiz-Lozano went to meet up with the man she met on the popular dating app at the Giddy Bridge pub, Ourzat followed her there and hid out of sight to watch what she was up to. He waited until they left to return back to Ortiz-Lozano’s home and followed them there before launching his attack on his ex.
- Ortiz-Lozano had recently broken up with Ourzat. The couple had been together for 12 years after meeting on vacation in Spain. However, Prosecutor Kerry Maylin said that she “couldn’t deal with his volatility and his drunkenness” anymore and told him to leave the house they shared. It was reported that Ourzat went on a rampage at the time, ripping out light fixtures and radiators in a rage. He was later charged with criminal damage and barred from being anywhere near Ortiz-Lozano as part of his bail conditions.
- She had only just met Vincente Breso-Biosca. Ortiz-Lozano met Breso-Biosca on Tinder and the pair went out for a date to the pub. However, she soon spotted Ourzat and asked Breso-Biosca if they could leave as Ourzat wasn’t supposed to be anywhere near her. “Mr. Ourzat clearly followed them. He is seen on CCTV following them on the opposite side of the street and he loiters or hangs back at road crossings,” Maylin said during the trial.
- Ourzat followed his ex-girlfriend into her home. Initially believing her to be safe, Breso-Biosca didn’t go inside with her. However, he soon heard screaming after Ourzat followed her inside and he went in after them, at which point “he saw Miss Ortiz-Lozano 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,” according to Maylin. “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-Lozano.” His sentence is yet to be determined.