Killed Wife with A Hammer

provincial lawcourts of granadaA man in his 70s has been sentenced to 20 years’ imprisonment for the murder of his wife in February, 2018 in Guadix.

The case was heard in Granada but the sentence is not final as the accused can appeal before the Regional High Court.

According to the judge in the first instance, the man attacked his 56-year-old wife in their home in the Barrio de La Estación in Guadix. He struck her on the head until she was dead and then placed the body in a wheelbarrow and buried her just under a kilometre from the house.

Antonio R.G. then returned home, erased signs of the murder and the next day reported her as missing.

He later confessed to killing her but claimed that she had attacked him first and that he had only struck her three times in self defence…

Besides the sentence of 20 years and six months, he has been ordered to maintain a distance of at least 500 metres from the houses of the victim’s mother and the victim’s children during the next 25 years. He is also forbidden from residing or visiting Guadix during that same amount of time.

Editorial comment: the prison sentence, owing to his age, is effectively a life imprisonment; i.e., he will die in prison even with reductions in the sentence applied, etc.

(News: Guadix, Granada, Andalucia)

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