Hutch killing suspect has investigation upgraded by Spanish judge

James Quinn
James Quinn

James Quinn, the man arrested this week in connection to the killing of Gary Hutch in Spain last year, has had his case upgraded.

According to the Irish Sun, Quinn was initially held under an investigation type known as 'homicidio', which is similar to what we would call manslaughter.

However, the judge in the case has now upgraded the investigation to one of 'asesinato' which equates to murder and is the most serious offence in the Spanish legal system.

It comes with a 15 to 20-year jail term.

Quinn, a nephew of veteran criminal Martin ‘The Viper’ Foley, appeared in front of an investigating judge on Thursday after being taken to a duty court in the Costa del Sol resort of Fuengirola for the behind-closed-doors hearing.

He is currently being held in Spain’s notorious maximum security Alhaurin de la Torre prison, the same jail Christy Kinahan and his two sons Daniel and Christopher were held in following their arrest in 2010.