The love that was but never lasted long enough to make memories.
Kirsty Maxwell fell from a tenth-floor Benidorm apartment in which five men were staying on April 29.
Scottish newly-wed was in a ‘state of terror’ moments before plunging to her death from a Spanish holiday apartment, a lawyer claimed yesterday.
The 27-year-old, of Livingston, West Lothian, had been on a hen party trip with friends at the time.
Four men appeared in court in the Costa Brava resort yesterday to be quizzed under oath about the death.
Luis Miguel Zumaquero, the lawyer acting for Mrs Maxwell’s family, tried to have the men held in custody by claiming she had leapt from the balcony in terror.
In an oral submission to the court, Mr Zumaquero claimed a report on the tragedy by Spanish detectives described Mrs Maxwell’s actions as a ‘desperate measure’.
Quoting from the report outside court after the hearing behind closed doors, he said: ‘The police’s own report says that Kirsty ‘tried to flee.
This is a desperate measure, resulting from a state of terror, comparable to what happens to a person who jumps into the abyss from a building in flames.’
The four were allowed to return to Britain without being charged with any crime despite Mr Zumaquero’s effort to ensure they are detained
Defence lawyer Roberto Sanchez described his clients’ decision to answer only defence questions as their ‘constitutional right’.
He said: ‘They have given the explanations we felt were appropriate and they have ratified their original police statements, which were very detailed and show they were in a different part of the apartment when Kirsty fell and didn’t see anything
Tests have shown Mrs Maxwell had a blood alcohol concentration of 2.79 grams per litre – putting her more than five-and-a-half times the Spanish drink-drive limit. She had not taken drugs.
Mr Graham told police she had been acting as though she was ‘mad, drunk or drugged’.
He said she had disappeared from his view as she headed towards the balcony.