The trial begins against the mother who killed her daughter to take revenge on her ex-husband

“I warn you to be warned.

Oliver Thansan
Oliver Thansan
13 May 2024 Monday 05:14
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The trial begins against the mother who killed her daughter to take revenge on her ex-husband

“I warn you to be warned. “This trial is going to be a very shocking emotional journey,” warned the prosecutor, Félix Martín, at the start of the trial against Cristina R., accused of killing her four-year-old daughter to take revenge on her ex-husband, whom she had taken. separate. The events occurred on May 31, 2021 in Sant Joan Despí. The woman, who was going through depression after the breakup, drugged her four-year-old daughter and then suffocated her by putting a bag over her head. She then went outside to walk the dog and when she returned to the apartment she attempted suicide by taking a cocktail of medications, although the emergency services arrived in time to revive her. The woman had left several farewell letters in which she justified the crime. One of the letters was addressed to her ex-husband: “Now you are left without your daughter and I am taking her with me,” she wrote to him. “Look what you made me do,” she added. Three years after the events, the Prosecutor's Office and the private prosecution carried out by the little girl's father, demand a permanent, reviewable prison sentence. On the other hand, the defendant's defense asks that she be acquitted, believing that she suffered from a mental disorder.

The main issue of the trial will be to determine whether the accused, of whom there is no doubt about her responsibility, acted out of hatred for her ex-husband, or whether her mental faculties were altered. The forensic experts who examined her when she woke up a month later in the hospital noted that the defendant was fully aware of what she was doing to her. The fact that she wrote her letters before committing the crime points to a degree of participation and prior reflection that contradicts the fact that she could not be aware of what she was doing. The prosecutor, addressing the jury, has asked the jury to “banish her prejudices” and keep in mind that “not being mentally well is not synonymous with alteration of mental faculties.” Along the same lines, Mireia Gómez, lawyer for the private prosecution, stated: “evil exists. Let's not put the disguise of mental illness on it.”

The accusations reiterate this route, aware that the woman's defense will try to convince the jury that the depression she suffered caused her to have an anxiety disorder and to act motivated by "fear of imminent threats, whether real or not." The defendant's lawyers have stated that the woman was “afraid of leaving her daughter in hostility with her paternal family,” even though that hostility was nonexistent, and they have pointed out that she had “schizophrenic traits.” “No one can take away the sentence that he already carries with him. “He wanted to commit suicide and decided to leave this world with her,” they stated.