RICHARD Roberts and Paul Griffiths, the two Liverpudlians arrested in connection with the stabbing to death of jobbing British builder Daniel Hastelow in Magalluf on Saturday night, were last night being held on remand in Palma prison.
The two suspects appeared in court yesterday at 9am. Both arrived with their hands behind their backs in handcuffs.
Neither made any attempts to shield their faces from the photographers.
They spent most of the morning in the preliminary hearing but the judge ruled that 22-year-old Griffiths and 35-year-old Roberts be held on remand until the case goes to court.
According to sources close to the investigation, the two men have both allegedly confessed the crime to the Guardia Civil who have been handling the investigation into the stabbing of 26-year-old Hastelow in the early hours of Sunday morning at the Magalluf apartment he shared with two other Britons.
According to the police, it was Roberts who allegedly stabbed Hastelow six times because he felt threatened by the victim. Griffiths allegedly helped but did not stab the victim.
The two men are also said to have visited the crime scene armed with a baseball bat as well as a knife, which the Guardia Civil are still looking for.
Yesterday, a team of divers searched the water off Magalluf beach where the weapon is believed to have been discarded.
The three men are understood to have been in a drunken bar fight on Friday night in the resort and, according to eyewitnesses, Roberts warned Hastelow, who had been out celebrating his birthday until around 4am on Saturday, that he intended to get even.