A 14 year old boy has testified before the Civil Guard to be the author of the death of a man from 49 in our headquarters in Valencia (15,000 inhabitants), but the researchers believe that, in reality, who killed him was the father of the child. For this reason, they point to THE COUNTRY sources of the case, the parent remains in provisional detention and the boy, despite his autoinculpación, has been released. The declaration of the minor, added the sources, would have allegedly designed to protect your father, given that the penalty for murder is much higher than for an adult.
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The incident happened late in the night of 24 December in Villarrubia, a slum separated from the urban nucleus of our headquarters where mainly ethnic roma and that concentrates the greater part of the proceedings of the municipal social services.
According to sources familiar with the investigation, the victim —who had moved to the neighborhood for just over a month from the neighboring'alginet— suffered a serious problem of drug addiction and had had since his arrival conflicts with several neighbors. The confrontation with the child arrested and with other kids of Villarrubia had its origin in the victim accusing them of having killed their dog, which had come to threaten them with a machete.
The murder, to advance by The Provinces, occurred early morning in the middle of the street. According to the reconstruction initial, based on the testimony of the two involved and their family, the victim called the doorbell of his house, where they were celebrating christmas Eve, in the wee hours of the night. He opened the door to the father and, without a word, the visitor will attacked with a machete by making a cut next to the eye. Then there was a fight and the man died as a result of the blows that beat him, probably with one of the stacked logs to the door of the house, which the family used for heat.
The Guardia Civil arrested the following day the father, who was treated at the hospital of the court and entered in provisional detention after discharge. A week later, his son has been declared the author of the murder, alleging that he had beaten the man after this hurt his father. The child was taken to the office of the Prosecutor of Minors and was released pending what is determined in the research. Sources close to the same shuffled in the fight against the man were able to engage more people.
The penalties for homicide —on part that can be judged self-defense— are very different if the perpetrator is an adult or a 14 year old boy. In the first case, the Criminal Code provides for a sentence of 10 to 15 prison. In the case of a minor, to be understood in the gaza strip from 14 to 16 years, the law provides, in contrast, detention in a juvenile facility for a maximum period of three years.Updated Date: 02 January 2020, 17:00