After this Monday a Barcelona court sentenced Paula Bonet's stalker to more than three years in a psychiatric center for having harassed and threatened her, Carla Vall, the Valencian artist's lawyer, explained this morning in El món to RAC1 studying to appeal the sentence.
Vall has indicated that, despite being satisfied with the sentence, the judge was not expected to apply the exemption of mental illness. “I was hoping she wouldn't buy into the idea that she has a disorder, because the medical examiner flatly denied it. It is a way of giving clinical cover to misogyny.”
For this reason, now the lawyer wants to appeal the sentence. She assures that she will study it in the next few days and that throughout this week they will make a decision. “We are assessing whether to appeal the sentence. Yesterday we took advantage of the day to celebrate and have space to meet. During this week we will make these types of decisions, ”she added.
Carla Vall has explained that it is the first time in her life that she has found herself in such a case, in which this disorder is discussed. In fact, she has added that the defense did not talk about it until the trial.
This has not appeared at any time in the judicial process, we found it a week before the trial. "There are many elements that make us think that he is a misogynist," he has said.
Despite the exceptional nature of the sentence, the lawyer believes that it will not serve as a precedent for other cases, because the convicted person has not escaped having to serve a sentence in a psychiatric center. On the contrary, Carla Vall believes that the case has served to show that harassment is also sexist violence.
"In any case, we are generating a precedent on a positive scale, both for what pretrial detention has meant in a crime of harassment," added the lawyer.