The man accused of murder your ex-partner sentimental in Santa Ursula (Tenerife) He has admitted that he took her life by performing a ‘mataleón’, knowing that with this maneuver he could kill her, and that he then called several relatives and friends to dispose of the body, which he ended up hiding in a septic tank.
He has detailed that he showed them the body and that no one helped him, except for one who, according to the account of the facts of the private prosecution, brought by the victim’s daughterwho was 18 at the time, convinced him by offering him cocaine and money to help clean up the crime scene.
At the start of the trial with a jury court that is being held starting this Monday at the Court of Santa Cruz de TenerifeJosé Miguel QT has detailed that the victim went to see him at his house at night, to avoid the surveillance of the Civil Guard because he had a restraining order in force after being convicted of assaulting her.
They were both consuming “cocaine, trankimazines and a lot of beer”, and at one point they argued and he, who does “more or less” martial arts, performed an immobilization maneuver on her back, pressing her neck, knowing that she was not she could defend herself and that she could suffocate her, as it happened.
When María Carolina FM fell to the ground, the man thought he had lost consciousness, but when he took his pulse he found that he had died, he said.
He has also said that he was drinking for several days living with the corpse, which he first went down to the garage and then hid in the septic tank, until the Civil Guard showed up at his house after receiving an alert from a third person.
He has alleged in his defense that he did not go to confess on his own initiative to the barracks because “I got scared, I panicked.”
However, he has abounded, he “heeded everything that the Civil Guard agents told me”, to whom he recognized the author of the crime and gave indications of where the body was hidden.
This is one of the aspects in which the accusations differ, among themselves and with the defense.
The prosecutor, who, like the popular accusation, which is exercised by the Canarian Institute of Equality, asks for 20 years and 9 months in prison for the accused, appreciates the mitigating circumstance of confession, in addition to the aggravating circumstance of kinship.
While the private accusation, which raises its request to 28 years in prison and adds one more crime, that of habitual gender violence, does not see such an extenuating confession, since the accused only admitted the facts when the Civil Guard, although he initially denied them.
And that was days after he contacted family and friends to help him hide or dispose of the body.
The defense, for its part, will try to convince the jury that their client should be given the full defense of drug addiction, or at least as a highly qualified mitigating circumstance.
José Miguel QT has stated that he has suffered from psychiatric problems since he was 10 years old, mainly depression and anxiety, as well as a personality disorder.
His lawyer has argued that these problems, together with the cocktail of alcohol and psychotropic drugs that he had consumed that night, lead to the inference that his client had altered mental faculties, to which other factors such as “stress” or “anxiety” are added. .
On the other hand, the prosecutor believes that the accused had not altered his intellectual and volitional faculties, that is, that he knew what he was doing and was aware of the consequences of his actions.
In their qualification briefs, the parties have advanced several aspects that witnesses and experts will delve into throughout the trial, such as the date of death, which the autopsy sets between three and a half and four days until the body was found, showing the first signs of putrefaction.
The lawyer for the private accusation has detailed that the accused called his ex insistently on the phone for a week until he convinced her to meet, and that once he killed her he asked for help from several acquaintances, also a cousin, whom he he confessed to the crime and showed them the body.
One of these people, according to the lawyer, convinced him to go to the Civil Guard but ended up inventing a story that had nothing to do with the crime, and another, the owner of a bar, was the one who, after hearing the confession, went to denounce the Meritorious.
The person who finally helped him, maintains the private prosecution, advised him to buy some garbage bags and throw the body into the sea, but to help him he asked for more money in exchange, to which the defendant did not agree.