there was no indication that the murder in 2007 of Alejandro Ponsoda, the mayor of Polop (Alicante), may have another mobile that greed. A village located near the coast most affected by the speculation, very close to Benidorm. Seemed to be the suitable habitat for a crime for money, just as the crisis was about to jump. However, the investigation focused almost from the beginning in Juan Cano, councilor of Urban planning, and number two on the list of Ponsoda, led unexpectedly to another reason: pure hate.
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A circuitous statement of the case and the collapse of court of the regional capital, Villajoyosa, which investigated the cause, they were postponing the date of the trial, which will begin finally, this Monday, despite the fact that the prosecution filed its indictment in August of 2017. When it meets the court to form the jury, will have spent 12 years and three months since the October 19, 2007, at around 21.20, Ponsoda was shot to death in his garage. Mayor appreciated by the neighbors who chain victories for the PP, agonized eight days in the hospital until a bullet lodged in his head, ended his life. Cano took the helm of the municipalities.
Soon, all of the threads of the investigation led to Cano, a bank employee, according to the research, he saw in politics a way to thrive. But a few alleged recordings in which extorsionaba a businessman blow seemingly his career.
The councilman was relegated on the lists in 2003, but it was made with the local presidency of the PP and was placed as number two in the 2007 elections, in which the mayor came back to win. That summer, according to the indictment, Cano forge its revenge for the political punishment along with a local businessman. For the prosecutor, the crime is the fruit of the "animosity" that felt toward Ponsoda "by reason of his office of mayor."
however, the participation of the accused cannot be certified with any test. The sole basis of the prosecution is the story of a protected witness, a former mercenary confessed to several deaths at their backs in Africa that was converted into a goalkeeper of night clubs. And that, during the investigation, assured that he had been the first choice of the conspirators.
This protected witness said the council, the manager and the two managers of the Messalina charged with the murder in exchange for 35,000 euros. However, neither the civil guard that he had the services of this witness as confident arrive to trust of all of it, says during instruction. But twelve years after the crime, with the construction still incipient regrowth, and the economy is still dependent on the force cheap of Benidorm, including their submundos, Polop will be waiting for a verdict that will come, as very soon, the 31st of January.Updated Date: 13 January 2020, 10:00