Interned in a Psychiatric Hospital

The Provincial Appeals Court has sentenced a man to psychiatric internment for a maximum of 13 years for the killing of a man in Dúrcal.

GRA Provincial Law CourtsThe 61-year-old victim had his throat slit with a cuchillo jamonero (wickedly sharp knife used for cutting Jamón Serrano) at the cortijo he shared with his aggressor in Dúrcal.

He was found guilty of murder with the extenuating circumstance of suffering from paranoid schizophrenia at the time of the crime with his “cognitive capacity and will annulled by this delusional disorder.”

The alleged killer has also been ordered to pay 120,000 euros in compensation to each of the victim’s three offspring.

The crime took place during the night of the 26th of August, 2021. According to the accused the victim had been insisting on having sex with him so they argued, fought, ending with the aggressor throwing him to the ground and slitting his throat.

The two men had shared the cortijo for approximately two years, which started with the accused offering the cortijo as somewhere to live in exchange for carrying out odd jobs. This sharing arrangement worked well until the night of the attack.

After having killed the victim, he remained for four days in the cortijo, accompanied by the corpse. It wasn’t until the 30th of August that a distant cousin of the victim turned up at the cortijo after failing on numerous occasions to contact him by phone.

As an appeal can be made before a higher court, we have used “allegedly” and “The Accused.”

(News: Dúrcal, Valle de Lecrín Granada, Andalucia)

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