SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Jan. 25 (EUROPA PRESS) –
Jonas, the 7-year-old minor who fled from the cave in the upper area of Adeje where his mother and older brother were allegedly murdered, was “scared” and “afraid” of his father when he was found.
This has been stated by several witnesses during the afternoon session of the trial against his father, Thomas Handrick, to whom the Prosecutor’s Office requests 51 years in prison and permanent reviewable pressure for two crimes of murder and another in the attempted degree.
Annelis, the Dutch interpreter who guarded him one night at home, has commented that the boy told her that the parents had argued after a day of picnic on the occasion of the Easter holiday and began to “get angry” with the mother in the cave, attacking it with stones.
He has said that his mother “was on the ground with her mouth full of blood, very badly injured, without teeth in her mouth”, and when she saw that her father was also attacking her older brother, Jacob, she ran away and told him: “Better life than Easter gifts”.
Likewise, he pointed out that the child was “very afraid” of the father and did not want to go with him, he did not “want to see” him, while noting that the accused did ask about his son at the local police station and was ” very nervous”.
The pair of brothers who found the boy wandering around the La Quinta area have pointed out that he was “scared, out of his mind and blushing”, hiding behind a prickly pear, and after speaking with a German neighbor in the area, he told them that ” his parents had gotten angry” and if they could take him home, but when they couldn’t find him, they took him to the local police.
The defendant’s mother has pointed out that although the couple was separating, they got along correctly although “they did not communicate as before” and he had a “good relationship” with his children despite the fact that due to his ailments derived from a bad operation he could not play a lot with them.
She has said that she never thought her grandchildren were in danger from being close to their father. “He was not afraid for them, he was comfortable with them,” she stressed.
Mónika Handrick has recalled that her son was “in shock” when he found out about his father’s suicide by hanging, but with the support of his high school friends he got ahead, and “he was not aggressive”, he made an effort to get good grades and do the things well as his mother asked him.
What did “affect him a lot”, he pointed out, was the operation that did not go well because they damaged a nerve and finally ended with an inability to work.
“IT CHANGED A LOT WITH THE OPERATION, I HAD CONSTANT PAIN”
“He changed a lot with the operation, he had constant pain, he took medication, and he closed himself off, his friends were no longer there, that affects a young man and had repercussions on the family,” he said.
He has indicated that the first son, Jakob, “was wanted”, but not Jonas, since he was already sick and could not take care of his care, but he accepted it “well”.
In addition, he has revealed that the mother did not want him to fly with his grandchildren to Tenerife to visit the father and that Thomas could not talk on the phone with his children.
“She let me see my grandchildren, but when she said, and less and less frequently,” she has indicated about her relationship with her daughter-in-law, Silvya, who prohibited a Christmas trip for the children to the island and postponed it for Holy Week. “He was sad to live in Tenerife without them but the weather was good for him,” he said.
Mónika has commented that she did not know the economic situation of the family, only that Thomas invested in some buildings in Halle thinking about the future of his children, and acknowledged that they had broken into his house in Adeje while he was in prison but did not know what They took 160,000 euros from a safe.
The man of German origin who found the bodies has confirmed that there was no mobile phone coverage in the area and that the place is reached by a wide path marked for hikers.