The Superior Court of Justice of the Canary Islands ratifies the sentence of 23 years in prison for a man who murdered his ex-partner in Tenerife

The Criminal Chamber of the Superior Court of Justice of the Canary Islands (TSJC) has ratified the ruling of the Provincial Court of Santa Cruz de Tenerife that sentences a man to 23 years in prison for stabbing his ex-partner to death, in front of from his grandmother, in the house where they lived in Granadilla, in the south of the island.

The sentence, made public this Friday and which dismisses the appeal, affects the “treachery” of the attack, since he stabbed his ex-partner in vital places with the intention of killing her and without the possibility of her being able to defend herself.

The Chamber highlights the “sudden and unexpected” attack by the murderer since the victim, being in the safety of his home and in the wee hours of the morning, does not expect “to be attacked in this way by someone, until just over a month before , had been his sentimental partner and with whom he continued to reside.

It has also indicated that the confession and “apparent attitude of collaboration with the Justice” of the convicted person “has not been especially relevant given the null significance of the data that he has provided to clarify the facts”, apart from the fact that he has been qualifying and “clearly accommodating” his statement.

Along these lines, it indicates that “the defendant, with his actions, did not particularly facilitate the investigation and resolution of the crime, as the appealed judgment states, nor was the recognition completely truthful or complete, so that, ultimately, the defendant’s collaboration was not relevant to the investigation.” justice, carrying out an act contrary to his criminal action or contributing to the repair or restoration of the violated legal order”.

The Chamber also details that “it was not proven that the diagnosis of paranoid personality disorder and the comorbidity of jealousy” suffered by the defendant “has caused a decrease in his cognitive and volitional capacity.”

In addition, in the psychopathological examination, the “absence of empathy and regret” for ending the life of his ex-partner stands out.

The convicted person must also face a sentence of 10 ten years of probation and the payment of compensation of 150,000 euros to the mother of the victim.

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