The surprising revelation made by the prison vigilante during his statement last week has pushed the Prosecutor's Office not to consider the case closed and to continue investigating. Luís García de Santiago, 39, explained before the jury that he killed another inmate by stabbing him several times and that he did it by taking the law into his own hands because he does not support sex offenders. So far, as expected. The defendant said what he had always said without deviating from the script. However, he added something that until then all parties, including his lawyer, were unaware. "I did it to order," he said. According to what he said, someone from the prison informed him that the 32-year-old Romanian prisoner was behind bars for prostituting a minor and asked him to end her life. Who gave you that order? Because? What did he get in return? The Prosecutor's Office announced today in the last session of the trial that it will continue to "pull the thread" to find out if the death of the inmate could be an induced crime. "It has not been a line of investigation, but we will pull those ends to see if someone induced, paid or convinced to kill this person," the prosecutor has advanced.
Exercising the right to the last word, the defendant has expressed himself along the same lines. “It was a commission. I did not charge I did it for ethics. He taught me everything that he was (in jail) for. I could not know what it was, I found out from other sources ”, although he has assured that he will not reveal them. "My mouth never speaks", he has apostilled himself. Before this confession, the defense requested the acquittal of his client for mental disorders, but in view of this unexpected twist in the script and given the few possibilities of avoiding prison for a crime that he himself has recognized by providing all the details, the defendant He has accepted a sentence of 24 years in prison after reaching an agreement with the Prosecutor's Office.
García de Santiago was serving an 18-year sentence for having shot his uncle to death in 2012. In October 2020, he approached an inmate convicted of corruption of minors from behind and stabbed him 23 times in vital areas that they caused his death. Prison officers and prison cameras captured the scene. The Prosecutor's Office requested an additional four years in jail for violating authority. The accused, after committing the crime, held the knife up for five minutes asking the prison workers not to approach.
After the pact, the prosecution has agreed to reduce the request for a sentence to 10 months in jail for a crime of resistance. García de Santiago has once again taken the opportunity to speak to demand to be transferred to a maximum security prison that allows him to leave the isolation cell in which he has been for three years and has denounced that they do not allow him to receive treatment to improve his situation. “What is going to be done with me? I am thrown into the well. Kill me and finish me off. Shall I spend three more years in isolation? I'm pretty sane. I've been in jail for 21 years. I have been on the street for 3 months. The wheel continues ”, he continued.
The prosecution has recalled that none of the forensic experts who have examined the defendant have indicated that he suffered from any mental illness and has indicated him as the only person responsible for his prison isolation. Addressing the defendant, the prosecutor has indicated. "I wish him luck and that he continue to be in prison and that he does not have much contact with other people to prevent events like this from happening again."