On April 27, 2013, an event shocked the town of Huelva in Almonte. Miguel Ángel and María, a father and his 8-year-old daughter, they lost their lives after receiving more than 150 stab wounds, a phenomenon that to this day remains open and waiting to find out the culprit. Both were killed in their home and because of this, at the time he was accused, tried and acquitted by a final sentence approved by the Supreme Court, which at that time He is the lover of the woman and mother of the victims, Francisco Javier Medina.
From the beginning, the families demanded justice, a request that gained more strength after this release, which showed that the killers of Miguel Ángel and María are still free. When the acquittal sentence was final, the case was reopened at the Court of Instruction number 1 in La Palma del Condado (Huelva) in January 2019 and since then Teaching extensions have occurred, when pending the results of some investigations which the families believe will shed light on what happened.
The last extension was approved, at the request of the Prosecutor’s Office and the private prosecution, last December and ends on July 29, 2023 without prejudice to the possibility of agree to new extensions if they prove necessary.
The judge considered that in this case “the nature of the crime under investigation as well as the existence of pending proceedings which must be agreed upon. The new ones currently make it appear that completing the instruction is not possible before January 29, 2023.
Trials are still pending
Moreover, the judge showed that “We deal with complex investigative events that require multiple expert reports and police investigation proceedings, and whose completion cannot be nor is it expected to be completed in the remaining time until reaching the indicated date, so it is necessary to extend the investigation period.” Among the pending evidence There is an analysis of the blanket covering the girl’s body, which since December 2019 is in the hands of the National Institute of Toxicology, by order of the court to subject it to a genetic analysis with the aim of obtaining the biological remains.
The families urged the competent authorities many times to speed up the process, so “trying to relieve some pain” who is suffering.