Cristina Ortiz-Lozano was allegedly killed when her ex flew into a fit of rage after she went on a date (Picture: Solent News)
A jealous ex stabbed his former girlfriend 23 times after seeing her on a Tinder date with another man, a court heard.
Cruise line worker Cristina Ortiz-Lozano, 28, was killed in a ‘frenzied’ attack after being followed home by spurned Abdelaziz El Yechioui Ourzat, prosecutors allege.
A jury was told he had been caught on CCTV ‘hiding in the shadows’ outside a pub where she had gone with a man she had met on the dating app.
He then allegedly trailed the couple as they returned to her house before following her inside and stabbing her 23 times with a kitchen knife.
Prosecutor Kerry Maylin told Winchester Crown Court that Ourzat, 30, 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’.
The jury heard that the couple met at school in Spain and had been together for about 12 years before Miss Ortiz-Lozano left Ourzat when he was arrested for drink driving in August 2019.
Ms Maylin said she ‘couldn’t deal with his volatility and his drunkenness’ any longer.
The court heard that when Miss Ortiz-Lozano told Ourzat to leave, he went on a rampage around the house they shared in Southampton, damaging the bedroom and bathroom, ripping light fixtures and radiators out of the walls.
Cristina Ortiz-Lozano was allegedly stabbed 23 times with a kitchen knife (Hampshire Police/Solent News)
He was arrested for criminal damage and then allegedly breached his bail by sending her abusive emails.
Following the breakup, Miss Ortiz-Lozano met Vincente Breso-Biosca on Tinder and went on a date with him in September 2019 to the Giddy Bridge pub in Southampton.
Prosecutor Ms Maylin showed the jury CCTV images of Ourzat watching the couple as they sat outside the pub and said he was ‘hiding in the shadows’ so that they did not see him.
During their date, Ourzat bought some flowers from Tesco and took these to Miss Ortiz-Lozano’s house before returning to the pub and going inside.
Ms Maylin said that Miss Ortiz-Lozano saw him and immediately asked Mr Breso-Biosca if they could leave, explaining that she had seen her ‘abusive’ ex-boyfriend and that he wasn’t allowed near her due to his bail conditions.
‘Mr Ourzat clearly followed them,’ Ms Maylin said. ‘He is seen on CCTV following them on the opposite side of the street and he loiters or hangs back at road crossings.’
Ms Maylin told the jury that when Miss Ortiz-Lozano went inside her house she was followed by Mr Ourzat.
Police attend the scene in Portswood, Southampton, where Cristina Ortiz-Lozano was allegedly killed by her ex (Picture: Daily Echo/Solent News)
Mr Breso-Biosca was unsure what to do so he stood outside the doors but, on hearing shouting and screaming, went inside.
‘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,’ Ms Maylin said.
‘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.’
There were three Air BnB guests staying at the house and one of them had pushed their wooden bed up against the door in fear, the court heard.
Police who attended the scene described the kitchen as an ‘extensively blood stained room’ with ‘bloody hand prints on the walls’.
The court heard how Miss Ortiz-Lozano suffered stab wounds to her chest, neck and abdomen and had ‘defensive’ wounds on her arms, ‘where she raised her arms in front of her body in an attempt to protect her torso and her neck’.
Ms Maylin said that Ourzat – who is being assisted in court by a Spanish translator – had told the police that his ex had invited him into her house before they got into an argument.
He denied following her that night and alleged that she had stabbed him first.
He has pleaded not guilty to murder but guilty to manslaughter by diminished responsibility.
The trial continues.
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