Hit-and-run killer Brit in connection with the disappearance of a Latvian waitress at a Marbella nightclub dies of Covid-19
- Westley Capper, 44, has died of a stroke caused by Covid at a hospital in Spain
- Capper, son of wealthy Essex real estate tycoon, avoided jail for hit and run that killed mother-of-three Fatima Dorado while sitting on a crosswalk
- Capper had also been jailed for allegedly kidnapping Agnese Klavina in Marbella, but the judge ruled he didn’t force Agnese into his car ‘drunk’
A British hitman who was also linked to the disappearance of a Latvian woman from a Marbella nightclub has died of the corona virus.
Westley Capper, 44, son of an Essex property magnate, died Monday at a hospital in the Costa del Sol resort of a stroke caused by Covid.
Privately trained Capper was diagnosed with the virus after a trip to the UK, where until recently cases of the Delta variant had risen. It is not clear whether he was vaccinated.
Capper often had trouble with the law in Spain, most recently trying to avoid jail, despite admitting to being behind the wheel of his father’s Bentley when the car hit and killed mother of three Fatima Dorado in the crosswalk in May 2016. .
Westley Capper, 44, son of an Essex property magnate, has died of a stroke caused by Covid at a hospital in Marbella, Spain
Capper had been jailed for 16 years in 2019 for the alleged kidnapping of Latvian waitress Agnese Klavina (pictured) from outside a nightclub, but was given a suspended jail term.
A judge gave Capper a death sentence in January last year after learning he had paid damages to Dorado’s family — a deal dubbed “blood money.”
Just seven months earlier, Capper had avoided a long prison term for the alleged kidnapping of Latvian waitress Agnese Klavina from the famous Aqwa Mist nightclub in Puerto Banus.
Capper had also been jailed for the hit-and-run death of mother of three, Fatima Dorado, but again escaped with a suspended term
Judges ruled that Agnese had not been forced into Capper’s Mercedes S63 and so he could not be charged with illegal detention, for which he could have faced 16 years in prison.
Instead, he was found guilty of the lesser charges of: coercion after judges determined he had gotten the 30-year-old drunk.
Agnese’s family had appealed the ruling to the Spanish Supreme Court, although Capper’s death means that even if the ruling is now overturned, he cannot be held criminally responsible for her kidnapping.
Any civil damages he has to pay must also be covered by his heirs, legal sources said.
He was previously told to pay £8,500 to Angese’s family along with an accomplice – Craig Porter – before an appeal was filed.
Agnese met Capper and Porter on a night out at Aqwa Mist, which is popular with Premiership footballers and was the scene of a wild fight in June 2016 in which ex-TOWIE star Jake Hall nearly lost a kidney.
Capper insisted early in the investigation that he dropped off Agnese near a flat where she spent the summer near the home of former England manager Fabio Capello after she changed her mind about moving back to his house to party.
Capper (pictured during an arrest) is said to have caught Covid after a recent visit to the UK. It is unclear whether he has been vaccinated
Father-of-four Porter says he fell asleep in the back seat of the Mercedes before the drop-off because he was “drunk and tired”.
CCTV footage of those leaving Aqwa Mist was played in court and analyzed by police, who said it showed Agnese was forced into Capper’s car.
However, defense attorneys argued that there was no coercion and a lack of DNA evidence recovered from the car or boat that went out to sea shortly after Agnese’s disappearance made the prosecution’s case difficult. to prove.
Private prosecutors for Agnese’s family had demanded 12 years in prison for Porter, 16 years in prison for Capper and four years for a third man acquitted of all wrongdoing.
Fernando Scornik, one of the lawyers representing Agnese’s family, bluntly confessed before the trial that she is “at the bottom of the sea”.
Jorge Hoz, Westley Capper’s attorney, told the court in his closing speech: “The only indisputable evidence is that Agnese Klavina left the nightclub and got into a car driven by my client and in which Craig Porter was a passenger. The rest is conjecture and speculation.”
Latvian-born Agnese, who lived in the UK for a number of years before moving to Spain to work for the summer, was the girlfriend of former London club owner Michael Millis.