The accused of killing her partner’s son in Elda says she “tried to save the child to the end”
The accused of killing her partner’s son in Elda (Alicante) in August 2017 has assured in the last session of the trial for that cause that she “tried to save the child until the end” and that “the lie destroyed her life, that of her parents and family members.
“I suffer and I live tormented by that mistake, I am very sorry for lying, I should have taken the child to the country and none of this would have happened, we will never be able to assimilate that pain in life because I am the mother of two small children,” said the woman during the right of last word.
Likewise, during the fifth and final session of the trial, which takes place at the Alicante Provincial Court, both the accusations and the defense have ratified their conclusions on the facts. Both the Public Prosecutor’s Office and the two private accusations –the mother of the minor and the Generalitat– request a reviewable permanent prison while the defense has asked for free acquittal.
In her latest statement, the accused has indicated that she has recognized the “lie of the simulation” and that “it was wrong.” “I myself do not know what happened and I am very sorry for having been silent for so long, the lie destroyed my life, I tried to save the child until the end,” he added.
Moments earlier, the parties had already raised the reports of final findings on the facts to “final”. The Prosecutor’s Office has maintained that the woman strangled the eight-year-old boy and did so in a “violent, surprising and prepared manner.” The Public Ministry has focused its intervention on stating that the child “did not die choking on a piece of ham,” as the defendant declared in the first session of the trial.
The Prosecutor’s Office has also rejected that the woman mentally “blocked” herself due to the events, and that once she “unblocked herself” she could prepare the whole scenario to simulate an assault by two men on the house. “He was able to open the window and scream or run with the child to the street, but a person who does not act like that and does not mess up,” said the prosecutor.
For its part, the private prosecution brought by the mother of the minor has adhered to the conclusions of the Public Prosecutor’s Office and has indicated that the accused “at no time tried to help the child.”
“What he alleges has no basis, it was a strangulation with a soft tissue loop, the health workers did not remove any food bolus, or any slice of ham, from the minor’s throat,” the private prosecution concluded.
Finally, the defense has denied to the jury that there was such a “premeditation” that the accusations maintain, since that day the family “had planned to go to the camp” of the defendant’s parents, and it was the minor who refused to go. .
Regarding the version of the alleged strangulation, the defense has stated that there have been contradictions between the versions granted during the investigation and the one that has been presented at the Hearing, in addition to the fact that “no gastric content samples were taken”, referring to the presence of pieces of ham.
“When in doubt, we asked for a sentence of not guilty, even her father withdrew the accusation against her due to the doubts she had; remember, furthermore, that the one who was her partner claimed that the relationship between the minor and her was good and that they were two families that were integrating, “the defense stated.
Finally, it has been added that the accused acted in a “panic” and has requested the defense of “insurmountable fear” at the possibility of losing her partner when she was three months pregnant and, furthermore, what happened could affect the relationship with her biological son, who was then three years old.
The deceased child was a foster minor whose parents had separated. The mother was the holder of the permanent foster care while the father, a well-known athletic trainer, had it in the last year on visits.
The case has been seen for sentence. Next Monday, November 23, the jury will transfer the verdict to the magistrate, who will proceed to read it to resolve the accusation against the woman.