Father Who Killed Alleged Pedophile In Spain Spared Prison Sentence

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Devinder Kainth.Devinder Kainth.

A British millionaire who killed an alleged pedophile for taking pictures of his children will be spared a prison sentence.

Devinder Kainth was given a sentence of six months after admitting to the manslaughter of Sandro Rottman at a luxury resort in Sotogrande, Spain. Kainth, a millionaire real estate agent, was on vacation with his partner and their three children at the time.

Kainth and his family were dining at the resort's Spinnaker restaurant in February 2015, when Kainth noticed Rottman taking pictures of his children.

As reported by Metro, court documents stated, “When the accused finished eating and got up to leave the restaurant he [realized] as he talked to Sandro that he had been taking photos of his children without his consent. This really upset the accused and led to him shouting at Sandro that he should erase them whilst he demanded he explain his actions. The tense situation led to a fight in which the accused punched Sandro several times in the head.”

The attack led to bleeding on the brain, which caused Rottman’s death. As he was reportedly known to drink up to three bottles of vodka a day, his death was ruled as partially related to his alcohol abuse, reports The Sun.

“These punches would not normally have caused a person’s death, but Sandro had severe liver cirrhosis which meant he died minutes later,” stated Judge Raquel Gomez Sancho.

Kainth was arrested following the incident and pleaded guilty to manslaughter at the Algeciras Criminal Court in Spain. Although he was given a prison sentence of six months, it is likely to be suspended after striking a deal with prosecutors. 

Manslaughter charges typically bring prison sentences between one and four years in Spain, but Kainth's emotional state after seeing photos of his children with a reported pedophile was considered to be a mitigating factor in the sentencing.

Sources: The Sun, Metro / Photo credit: The Sun