The Malaga court has sentenced the Spanish killer for just three years for the attack which took the life of dad of three Stephen Mallon. The bar brawl also left his sons with severe injuries. According to local witnesses, the incident started over a girl who used to date one of the accused, outside a disco-bar called La Estrella in the Axarquia village of Cómpeta. Stephen Mallon was subsequently dazed when a beer bottle smashed over his head. After receiving the impact he hid on a balcony before being pushed from a 13 ft ledge. The Scottish holidaymaker, 49, died 11 days later due to a severe brain haemorrhage suffered during the bar brawl. “During the fight, all the defendants attacked the injured Brits with the intention of physically harming them,”State Prosecutor Cecilia Solana told the court: “All the defendants were willing participants. The wronged Brits could only defend themselves against the blows they received.” Mr Mallon’s sons said they were attacked by over 40 men (of which only 15 took the stand as defendants) armed with belts, irons bars and flower pots, both suffered broken bones during the orgy of violence, simply because they were British. The defendants claim the tourists were the aggressors, provoking the ‘fight’ when one of the twins danced with the girlfriend of one of the men.