Here are sad details of how a swimwear model, 26-year- old Mayka Kukucova killed her rich jeweller lover, 42-year-old Andrew Bush, all because of her obsessive jealousy. Slovakian-born Mayka, started dating Andrew in 2012 after he gave her a job in one of his Gold Trader Shops in Bristol. The former swimwear model was infatuated with him, she enjoyed the finer things in life and Andrew could afford to give her what she wanted. Sadly, Mayka’s love for Andrew soon turned into a deadly obsession.
She adored the exotic holidays, the designer clothes and the glamour that came with dating him but she was also deeply in love with him and couldn’t stand the thought of losing him. She’d check his computer and mobile to see if other ladies are fighting for his attention, and would fly into a rage whenever she didn’t get what she wanted. She was even jealous of the time Andrew spent with his grown-up daughter Ellie.
After a turbulent two and a half years together, Andrew ended the relationship and started dating another lady, a 23-year-old Russian student, Maria Korotaeva, who he’d met in a local café. Mayka was devastated and pleaded with Andrew to take her back, but he’d already moved on…
On April 5, 2014, Andrew arrived at his Spanish villa for a romantic break with his girlfriend to celebrate their five month anniversary. On the way to the airport, Andrew had given Maria a £10,000 diamond ring and said he wanted to talk to her later about ‘something important’. But he never got the chance. As the couple arrived at the villa in the early hours of the morning, they knew something was wrong as soon as they walked through the door.
First, they spotted a suitcase. Then they saw Mayka dressed in pyjamas. Startled, Maria ran outside and sat in Andrew’s Hummer. Andrew came out and calmly told Maria to call the police but as he went back inside, she realised the battery on her mobile was flat. Maria then heard shouting and loud bangs from inside the villa. Suddenly, Mayka appeared with keys to the Hummer. She told Maria that Andrew wanted her inside, but as she got out of the car, the ex-girlfriend Mayka jumped in and sped away.
Inside the villa, Andrew lay dead in a pool of blood. Mayka had shot him three times with a revolver. Then she had placed the gun in his hand to make it look like he’d committed suicide. She flew to Europe with a new desperate boyfriend but was arrested and extradited back to Spain.
In May this year, Mayka finally faced the jury in Malaga, Spain. After two years in custody, she didn’t make a formal plea, and didn’t deny killing Andrew, but she claimed self-defence. She claimed; “The gun just went off. I only wanted to break free from his grasp.”
After a four day trial, Mayka has been found guilty of murder and breaking into the villa.