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Irish man 'Lucky' convicted of Spanish bar shooting

Eric Wilson was found guilty of the murder of Daniel Smith last July.

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AN IRISHMAN, NICKNAMED “Lucky”, has been convicted of the murder of a British ex-pat at a bar in Spain last year.

The Irish Sun reports that Eric ‘Lucky’ Wilson, 27, has been jailed for 23 years and forced to pay the family of Daniel Smith €100,000 in compensation after he shot the 24-year-old 11 times from close range at a bar in the Costa del Sol resort of Fuengirola in July last year.

Prosecutors alleged that Wilson was accused by Smith of touching up a woman in a bar. Angered by this he is said to have gone home and retrieved a pistol, returning to the bar to shoot Smith who died a short time later.

Wilson denied the charges and claimed he was in another bar some 20 miles away but the court heard that police discovered the getaway motorbike and grenades were found at the Irishman’s rented home the day after  the murder.

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