Bulgarian Deyan Valentinov Deyanov, 28, shared the ramshackle one-storey house on Los Cristianos beach with a group of squatters.
The foul property stank of urine and was littered with old mattresses and empty beer cans.
Inside there was a peculiar shrine to Jesus which had been made out of breeze block - and there was a charred copy of the bible.
The 28-year-old who killed grandmother Jennifer Mills-Westley, 60, would walk round the popular tourist town shouting that he had been ‘sent by God to carry out his justice on earth,’ residents said'
His filthy residence was cluttered with boxes and had graffiti daubed on the walls which had their paint flaking off.
Squatters had to step over the sleeping Bulgarian to bed down for the night.
According to locals, his behaviour had become increasingly terrifying in recent days and he had been shouting at tourists.
A woman calling herself Fabiana, who works at the Miami Beach Bar, said: ‘Everybody knew he was crazy. He used to stand on the beach here shouting imaginary conversations with God.
‘He was getting worse and worse, really scaring people over the past few days. He would say to people, “I am God and I’m going to strike you down. I’m going to destroy you”.’ Read More