The instructor in the case of Esther Lopez's disappearance and her death has denied the Organic Unit of the Judicial Police and the Group of Persons of the Civil Guard of Valladolid the extension of the intervention and observation of the telephone line to Oscar S. M. to listen to the conversations between Oscar S. M. and the main investigator in the proceedings to determine what happened to Traspinedo's neighbor. His body was found in the ditch of the town access road on February 5th.
Soledad Ortega has now ordered the "immediate cessation of all intervention, observation, listening, and recording of communications made through the subscriber numbers since June 24, 2022 as well data associated with the aforementioned interventions or interceptions, including text messages, content of communications via fax or Internet, IMSI, identification number that calls or is called", and also the location of repeaters activated with calls as well activation and diversion GPRS/UTMS data, and any circumstances associated with said number>>
The magistrate based her decision on the previously presented report by the prosecutor. He has also been unfavorable towards the ongoing wiretapping, telephone monitoring of Esther Lopez, the last of her friends to see Esther Lopez alive. According to Esther Lopez's own statement, he left Esther Lopez at the crossroads to the El Romeral urbanization where his family has a chalet.
In her order, the Superior Court of Justice of Castilla y Leon states that three months have passed since it was agreed that communications from the suspect under investigation would be intercepted. "So Oscar S. is now only able to talk "about the problems he's having in real estate, about the news about the proceedings, keeping his innocence" or "any other topic unrelated to the case."
The magistrate agrees with the prosecutor's argument. He points out that agents who requested an extension knew this situation and reached the conclusion that the person under investigation had not dealt with the facts. Oscar S. gave "very specific" instructions to his closest friends so that they would avoid discussing them. He also said that he was using messaging apps that were beyond the reach and reach of telephone interception. The magistrate concluded that "the reasons initially leading to the telephone intervention having declined" and accepted the provisions of article 588 bis (a) Criminal Procedure Law regarding this type of measure which could interfere with the constitutional right of secrecy communications. She agrees to his "immediate disqualification". She has also decided to reveal the secret of the separate piece, which was the last step left under this measure.
According to legal sources, the UCO asked the judge for the continuation of the telephone intervention. This was after five months of investigations and they had "nothing solid" that could incriminate or indict the main investigation. He was then placed on the bench. These sources also consider the fact that none of the Civil Guard reports based on biological samples, positioning GPS and tracking mobile phones have led to any conclusion about Esther's authorship. The location of the young woman's death isn't clear. It is unclear if she died in the ditch where her body was discovered or somewhere else. She was moved there after having been hidden for more 20 days.