Dúrcal Murder Reverberations

GRA Murdered Durcal WomanThe murder of a young woman in Dúrcal has brought the issue of gender violence to the forefront.  All over the province and even further afield, there have been  numerous protests and condemnation issued by town halls.

The 21-year-old victim, Leyre González Justo, was allegedly murdered by her partner in the early hours of one morning around the middle of August. He then stuffed her body into their car and drove to the medical centre, only to leave her body abandoned at the entrance before driving off.

The alleged aggressor, a 39-year-old man from Morocco, was soon found and arrested.

The couple have a young child from their relationship, that had lasted about a year and a half, who is being cared for by the grandmother.

But the couple had been struggling financially and often went to Social Services for help and much needed food.

It is precisely because of this lack of funds that there was no money to cover the burial, so the grandmother, Belinda, made an appeal for help by opening a bank account for donations at the local branch of La Caixa.

However, the Facebook group Te Lo Dono, which was set up to provide clothes, furniture and food for the needy, announced the Town Hall was going to cover the cost of the victims’ cremation, which took place on Wednesday the 15th at Cementerio de San José.

As for the alleged murderer, Mustafa, he supposedly convinced Leyre to leave her parent’s home and live with him but where he closely controlled her, checking on where she was and with whom, at all times – classic signs of gender violence.

Mustafa is presently in custody, denied bail, and awaiting trail.

(News: Durcal, Valle de Lecrin, Granada, Andalucia)

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