The National Court considered the prescription of the case against Natividad Jáuregui, alias “Jaione” or “Pepona”, for the terrorist assassination of Artillery Lieutenant Colonel Ramón Romero Rotaeche, on March 19, 1981, in the Basilica of Begoña in Bilbao. After declaring that his criminal responsibility has been extinguished, it was agreed that the procedure will be archived and his release with precautionary measures.
The man also known as “seafood ETA”, due to his tendency to post photos on social networks eating this type of dishes, benefited from the law of limitations of the crime, which was previously rejected by investigating judge in the case. , José de la Mata, and through the Criminal Court.
In an order, against which an appeal can be made to the Supreme Court, the judges of the Second Section supported the request for a preliminary decision made by the defense of Jáuregui, given by the Belgian authorities . In this specific case, they consider that there is an exception to the statute of limitations for the crime.
In addition to agreeing to his freedom, he is obliged to appear before the judicial body on the 3rd of every month, as well as to designate an address and is prohibited from leaving the territory, so his passport is withdrawn .
In its resolution, the Chamber considered that since 20 years had passed since the date of the attack, March 19, 1981, the crime should have been prescribed, but explained that what should be examined is whether there should be judicial action which will happen in those two decades. which may interfere with the prescription, as indicated by the Public Prosecutor’s Office.
After analyzing the issue and the doctrine about it, for the court “there is no act of judicial interposition that directs the procedure against Natividad, there is no reasoned resolution that tells him of his alleged participation in the events ( if not from the date of the processing order of December 1, 2005).