On provisional release, the former Ponferrada councilor accused of trying to kill his partner

After completing two years of the provisional prison situation of the former councilor of the Ponferrada City Council, Pedro Muñoz, accused of trying to kill his partner, the Court of First Instance and Instruction 5 of the Leonese municipality has agreed his provisional release with the obligation to appear on the 1st and 15th of each month, the prohibition to leave Spain and the withdrawal of the passport.

On provisional release, the former Ponferrada councilor accused of trying to kill his partner

After completing two years of the provisional prison situation of the former councilor of the Ponferrada City Council, Pedro Muñoz, accused of trying to kill his partner, the Court of First Instance and Instruction 5 of the Leonese municipality has agreed his provisional release with the obligation to appear on the 1st and 15th of each month, the prohibition to leave Spain and the withdrawal of the passport.

According to judicial sources, the Court also imposes a prohibition on the investigated person from approaching less than 500 meters from the woman, a measure that will be controlled by installing a telematic device.

Freedom has been decreed this Wednesday after the appearance of the parties in which the representation of Raquel Diaz has urged to maintain the provisional prison, the defense has opted for freedom and while the prosecution has highlighted the need for freedom in custody and surveillance.

The Court of Instruction number 5 of Ponferrada ordered in June 2020 yesterday the entry into prison communicated and without bail of the former councilor and founder of the Coalition for El Bierzo (CB) party, arrested for alleged mistreatment of his wife.

Months later, after leaving the hospital, the alleged victim, Raquel Díaz, appeared before the same court. The lawyer, who led the CB candidacy in Villafranca del Bierzo in the last municipal elections, corroborated the suspicions of the forensic report, which identified up to 14 injuries spread over the victim's body and that did not correspond to those caused by a fall to the ground. empty, as stated by her husband.

Then, the Provincial Court of León rejected Muñoz's request for freedom, considering that "it is necessary to guarantee the tranquility of the complainant." The judicial body also confirmed the preventive embargo on certain real estate that Muñoz had tried to donate to her children, with the aim of guaranteeing the payment of the corresponding compensation in the event of a possible conviction.

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