Slovak model Maria Kukucova, who is up on charges of murdering her ex-boyfriend British millionaire Andrew Bush at his villa in Spain, has had her appeal rejected by the Supreme Court.
Kukucova, aged 24, has filed for self-defence instead of cold-blooded murder and could have been freed from custody if the Supreme Court had accommodated her appeal. As it is, she will remain in custody until the authorities decide what to do, as Spanish police have a European arrest warrant on her.
Kukucova went on the run after the incident in Spain, where Bush was fatally shot twice. She eventually showed up in Slovakia and handed herself in last week to police authorities in Trencin in the hope that she will not be extradited without proper evidence.
Kukucova is claiming that Bush had started getting physical with her and she had acted in self-defence. Bush’s girlfriend at the time of the incident has a totally different story, however, with Kukucova allegedly sitting in wait for the couple to arrive home.