Jury selection consumed the first day of the trial of the crime of Polop

the trial for The murder of Alejandro Ponsoda, the mayor of the town, the province of alicante Polop, has eaten his first day in the selection and formation of

Jury selection consumed the first day of the trial of the crime of Polop

the trial for The murder of Alejandro Ponsoda, the mayor of the town, the province of alicante Polop, has eaten his first day in the selection and formation of the jury. Five and a half hours after the start of the process, the judge, Cristina Costa, has determined the end of the session, which was scheduled to the declaration of one of the defendants, Raúl Montero Trevejo. The resolution of the case, we will try to elucidate a murder committed over twelve years ago, you must wait one more day.

The nine members of the jury, plus two alternates, dictaminarán the innocence or guilt of the seven accused, in a trial that will conclude, in principle, the 30th of January, with the delivery of the object of the verdict. Until then, they will pass through the Hearing room of Alicante close to one hundred registrants, including the accused and the main witness, protected, and the family of the victim of a crime whose extensive training, coupled with the collapse of the court of instruction of Villajoyosa, has been putting on the trial.

The events occurred on October 19, 2007. Half a year after their fourth win by an absolute majority, Ponsoda came home one Friday night. About to enter its parking particular, received three shots point-blank. Agonized for eight days in the Hospital, of Alicante and eventually died of the injuries generated by the single bullet that hit, which stayed lodged in his head.

His successor to the front of the city Hall was the deputy mayor and councillor of town Planning, Juan Cano. Two years later, he was detained as the alleged organizer of the murder and spent eight months in prison, from which he emerged after paying $ 20,000 bail. According to the writing of the public prosecutor, in the summer of 2007, Cano met with the employer polopino Salvador Ros in a club hostess from the nearby township of Finestrat, the Messalina. There, “put in agreement and moved by the idea of ending the life” of Ponsoda, requested support from the owner and the manager of the local, Pedro Hermosilla and Ariel Gatto, “to carry out his purpose.”

According to the prosecutor, the instigators of the crime were met first with a veteran mercenary confessed, the protected witness, and “they killed him” for 35,000 euros. However, the first candidate was opposed and, after some years, became the main trump card of the prosecution, given that there have been the weapons used or found footprints or physical evidence at the crime scene. Your statement will become the main argument against the defendants.

The four conspirators contacted then with the considered material authors of the murder. A drug dealer extremadura, Raúl Montero Trevejo, and two regulars of the clubs in the area, Radim Rakowski and Robert Franek, the three of them with “easy access to the illegal market for firearms,” says the prosecutor, who “did consent to end the life of Alejandro Ponsoda in exchange for an approximate amount of 50,000 euros”.

All the defendants face 25 years in prison for the crime of murder. The three alleged perpetrators, in addition, could add two more years of a conviction for illegal possession of weapons.

Updated Date: 13 January 2020, 17:00

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