A German bouncer who was sentenced to 18 years in prison for strangling his British girlfriend has had his sentence increased.
Marc Schatzle, 33, was sentenced in October 2021 for the murder of Anna Reed, 22, and filed an appeal last month.
Schatzle strangled Anna with a towel in the couple’s luxury hotel room on the shores of Lake Maggiore in Switzerland.
The court heard that the 22-year-old, who came from a prominent horse-racing family, lavished nearly £50,000 on Schatzle during their three-month relationship.
But on April 9, 2019, when she threatened to leave him, he killed her.
During the trial, Schatzle, a heavily-tattooed bodybuilder, had tried to claim he accidentally suffocated Anna during sex, but the jury rejected his story and he was found guilty of “intentional homicide”.