The key that supposedly appeared behind a jar on the doors of the house located in the Los Naranjos estate, in Alhaurín de la Torre, the night that Lucía Garrido was killed is one of the main elements of the trial, which is about crime against women. The results of the DNA samples taken from this object, taken eight years after the death, identify the alleged perpetrator of the murder, who is now facing the request of a prosecutor for 23 and a half years in prison, says the former colonel of the Internal Affairs Service (SAI) at that time during the third session of the lawsuit.
In 2016, the Internal Affairs Service of the Criminalistics Service proposed to repeat the analysis after the crime of Eva Blanco, he said. In that case, genetic advances made it possible to identify in 2013 the alleged perpetrator of the murder of the young woman, which occurred in 1997 in Madrid. At that moment, he said, with “the light still on,” “we thought we wouldn’t lose anything” if they repeated the analyses.
And it explains that since Lucía’s death, three DNA analyses have been carried out. The first happened in 2008, when the victim was found floating in the pool of his compound with bruises and a cut on his jugular. “With the techniques of that time, human DNA was undetectable.” Eight years later, “there are positives.”
The result, he elaborated, was two genetic profiles. The judge then decided to declare the case confidential, and new investigations began. Statements have been obtained from many people, and there is no “reasonable suspect” until the AVG positive appears, which is compared to a database of other profiles, as the colonel pointed out. Subsequently, a third key analysis was carried out, but there was no trace of the genetic sample, he said.
Likewise, the current chief general of the Judicial Police of the Civil Guard, detailed before the popular court, which is in charge of issuing a verdict of guilt or innocence of the two accused in the crime of Lucía Garrido, stated that the samples analyzed “systematically. “continued” even if they did not give positive results at first. “There are protocols established to preserve the track of all incidents and maintain the custody of a criminal process,” he guaranteed.