The Second Section of Provincial Court sentenced the 51 year-old man to 23-and-a-half years imprisonment. A popular jury found him guilty of murdering his ex-wife with 20 stab wounds. He was 38 in September 2018, in Maracena in the metropolitan region of Granada.
The verdict of the popular jury that unanimously found him guilty of murder on Friday was the same as his pronouncement in relation to the aggravating circumstances of kinship. However, he considers the gender aggravating circumstance proven. He states that he used "the circumstance to be both alone in the house" that had been his family home to attack his ex-wife in the kitchen "sudden and unexpected."
It examines the mitigation of the punishment in the conviction. This includes the prohibition of approaching the victim's minor son at a distance of less than 500m, his home, educational or work center, or of communicating with him for a period greater than 25 years, and the deprivation parental authority.
This couple divorced on September 17, 2018. The court established shared custody for the minor. The convicted was granted the use and enjoyment rights to the home. According to the sentence, the victim must leave the house before October.
On September 25, 2018, at 9:30 AM, the defendant took the defendant to school with their son. He returned to the house to meet her. He acted with the intent of ending her life and "taking advantage" of their situation of both being at home alone and both being in the kitchen.
He took out a knife from the kitchen with a blade length 10.3 cms and started to stab her repeatedly in an attempt to kill her.
He "took another knife with a blade length 21.5 cms and continued to stab him in the neck, abdomen, and limbs." .
Last week, the oral hearing in this case was held in Caleta's judicial building. It was conducted in compliance with anti-Covid-19 regulations. On Tuesday, relatives of victims and accused were present as witnesses at the suggestion of the parts.
Mother, father and their youngest son's sister shared custody and guardianship of their youngest child. They agreed to a "macho" relationship in which the younger son acted with "superiority" and had a constant "psychological crush".
Last Monday, the victim's relatives, who were being represented by Antonio Camino-Tallon in a private prosecution, stated that they are confident that the court will do "true justice".
Eduardo Alonso, father of the victim, requested that the sentence be fully adhered to and that no reductions be made for "good behavior".