Doctor Vela acquitted on prescription in the first judgment in a trial of stolen babies in Spain

Doctor Vela acquitted on prescription in the first judgment in a trial of stolen babies in Spain

The Provincial Court of Madrid has acquitted Dr. Eduardo Vela , 85, the only defendant in the first trial of stolen babies in Spain , having prescribed all the crimes that were charged for allegedly having participated in the theft of Inés Madrigal in 1969 .

In the judgment, the Seventh Section of the Court of Madrid considers him guilty of all the crimes – illegal detention, presumption of childbirth committed by a doctor and falsehood in an official document – but acquits him of all of them by determining that the beginning of the prescription had place in 1987, when Madrigal came of age.

The magistrates consider Vela the author of the three crimes “incontestably” when in 1969 he gave the marriage formed by Inés Pérez and Pablo Madrigal “a girl a few days old outside the legal channels, simulating the existence of a birth that it had not been produced and establishing a fallacious affiliation. ” “And all this without evidence that there was consent or even knowledge on the part of the parents of the newborn, being the defendant, the person who made the fallacious certification about the alleged birth of Ines, knowing that such a fact was not true “, adds the sentence of 61 pages.

In spite of being proven that Dr. Vela certified with his own hand that Inés Pérez gave birth in his presence on June 4, 1969 to a girl , which never took place, that girl was delivered without consent to that marriage and Thanks to these maneuvers, the newborn could be registered in the Civil Registry as her biological daughter, the magistrates absolve her for prescribing the crimes.

The Chamber thus welcomes the defense’s thesis which considered that the facts had prescribed, since, being three related crimes, the limitation period is taken from the most serious one, which in this case is that of illegal detention, for 10 years , so when Inés Madrigal denounced the events in 2012, the crimes had been prescribed for fifteen years.

And although the illegal detention is permanent, that is, its consummation is not exhausted in the act of theft but “continues to be carried out while the situation of confinement or deprivation of liberty is maintained”, the Chamber admits that “the limitation of freedom ends at the moment when the minor reaches the age of majority “ . It is from then on that “his freedom is exercised independently, without needing the help of his guardians or guardians,” says the resolution that Madrigal has already announced that appeal in cassation before the room II of the Supreme Court.

In addition, the Chamber notes that Inés Madrigal began to know her true family situation when she reached the age of majority, so “evidently, from that moment on, she was able to carry out the investigations and actions that she considered convenient” since she did not depend on anyone. Unlike the crime of illegal detention, the other two – the assumption of childbirth and falsehood – are not permanent although their effects are perpetuated over time, so the prescription begins to count from the moment they are consumed.

In its ruling, the Chamber refuses to deduce testimony against Vela’s wife for not having wanted to disclose who are the biological parents of Inés Madrigal considering that it has not been proven that the witness had knowledge of her true identity. And he points out that neither the biological parents of the complainant have been known nor the registry books of the San Ramón Clinic in Madrid.

PP and Citizens accuse the government of holding on to power and agree Budgets "with coup"

PP and Citizens accuse the government of holding on to power and agree Budgets

The president of the Government, Pedro Sanchez, has exposed this Wednesday before the plenary of the Congress of Deputies the position of the Executive on the sale of arms to Saudi Arabia , in the heat of international critics by the death of the critical Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi .

The appearance of Sanchez responded to a request made weeks ago by Podemos and ERC, after the government revoked its decision to stop a sale of 400 pumps to the Gulf regime; Khashoggi’s death has made criticism worse.

In addition, the Board of Spokesmen of the Congress decided to take advantage of this plenary session so that the president could also report on the European Council on 17 and 18, a Council focused on the negotiations of the Brexit and on the management of migratory flows.

After the appearance of the President of the Government, the control session took place.

The games come out in a thud against the candidacy of Manuel Valls

The games come out in a thud against the candidacy of Manuel Valls

Hours later that the former French minister Manuel Valls has announced that he ” wants to be the next mayor of Barcelona ” and to present the platform ‘ Barcelona, ​​European capital ‘ as the instrument to present himself to the municipal elections, the political parties with representation in the City Hall have reacted criticizing the candidacy of Valls.

The mayor of Barcelona, Ada Colau , has stated that she already knew that the economic elites that they have faced since arriving at the City Council were looking for a candidate and that this is former French Prime Minister Manuel Valls, with whom she will be happy to confront her model of city and talk about policies, he said.

In statements to the media, Colau has declared not to be surprised by the candidacy of Valls , since he knew that “they had touched the great interests of certain economic elites” and that they would not sit idly by.

“What would Mr. Valls do? Would he approve or not this 30% that is necessary to advance in the guarantee of the right to housing in the city ?” Asked Colau, who has launched a battery of questions about the position of Valls regarding several social measures.

The PDeCAT sees Valls as “losing bet”

The candidate of the PDeCAT to the Mayor of Barcelona, Neus Munté , has considered that the candidacy of former French Prime Minister Manuel Valls is a “losing bet” , has said that he is a politician badly valued in France, and has predicted that he will not fit in Barcelona either .

Barcelona can not become an egos fight between Colau and Valls “, he assured at a press conference on Wednesday, and has accused Valls that his candidacy is moving for a personal project while the Catalan capital needs to recover the illusion and the push.

Munté has assured that the candidate does not fit with the model of the city of Barcelona: “As much as he tries to dissociate himself from Cs, Manuel Valls is and will be the candidate of Cs . He will be a candidate of a monarchical option and clearly of the right”.

The PSC sees in Valls a “marketing and deception operation”

The leader of the PSC in the City of Barcelona, Jaume Collboni , has held on Wednesday that the announcement by former French Prime Minister Manuel Valls that he will opt for the Mayor’s Office of Barcelona is “a marketing operation and a deception, because it hides the political support that has, that Albert Rivera, Cs and Faes . “

“That they want us to pass this operation as a transversal platform appealing to the progressive vote falls under its own weight”, because initiatives and positioning of Valls on immigration and social rights in France show that it is anything but progressive , Collboni said at the press.

The also socialist mayor has said that it is an attempt to launder a Cs operation, and has asserted that Valls’ candidacy is more related “to his personal need to relaunch his political career than the future of the city” .

ERC sees Valls without a clear ideology

The spokesman of ERC in the City of Barcelona , Jordi Coronas, has criticized the former French Prime Minister Manuel Valls “not part of a clear ideology or have a project for the city or know the city, ” and will be presented as a candidate for mayor when in France it is badly considered, according to him.

He assured at a press conference that, although Valls says that he will attend as an independent, ” everyone knows that Cs is behind , and in the end he ends up lining up with a party that does not make him sick to receive votes from the extreme right”, and he has predicted that no other democratic party with representation in the City Council will join.

Coronas believes that maybe they will do parties that can be located on the far right -has been quoted to VOX-, and has argued that Valls “wants to save his political career taking advantage of a sideboard like Barcelona” when the city deserves much more, and has ensured that his is not a winning bet and that he will not achieve the mayoralty.

The PP discards a common list to win in Barcelona

The direction of the PP has taken note of the candidacy headed by Manuel Valls for the mayor of Barcelona, ​​which looks askance for the way it has been raised and rules out a confluence that dilutes the initials of the party in the Catalan capital.

Sources of the PP dome guarantee that the initials of the PP will be in the second city of Spain , because they believe that, if they leave that space free, it is lost forever.

This morning, the president of the PP, Pablo Casado, ratified that the PP would go to the appointment at the polls in Barcelona , but also was in favor of “talking” among the Constitutionalists to achieve a “sufficient majority”.

In the PP of Catalonia believe that it is still “too early” to analyze how they relate to the candidacy of Valls , which they look with some misgivings about the way he has presented his platform.

They see a certain “egocentricity” in the candidate and warn that Catalonia is a “complicated” electoral terrain.

Hospital Clínic de Barcelona: a woman with precocious menopause will be a mother thanks to a pioneering technique

Hospital Clínic de Barcelona: a woman with precocious menopause will be a mother thanks to a pioneering technique

A team of gynecologists at the Hospital Clínic de Barcelona have managed to get women with precocious menopause – before 40 years old – to return to ovulate and one of them has become pregnant, giving birth to a girl , with a technique “pioneer in the world” “ which consists of a single operation and does not use drugs.

The patient is María José Ortega and her daughter is called Daniela , she was born at the end of August and this Wednesday she was the protagonist of the press conference where the Clínic gynecologists team explained this new technique.

María José explained that at the age of 30 she was diagnosed with precocious menopause – after trying to get pregnant and not achieving it – and for two years she tried treatments and up to five fertilization techniques, but she was told that apparently she had almost no ova .

He came to the Clinic from the Social Security to try an egg donation , but the gynecologists proposed this new technique, which was not yet approved: ” The treatment that the doctor had given me was excellent, so I trusted, I had nothing to lose

In October of last year she underwent the technique and in August gave birth to her daughter, before which she has assured that at 33 she has managed to fulfill her dream of being a mother, and she has hoped that other women can do it too .

“We believe it is a future technique”

The team that has led the project, Drs Francesc Fàbregues and Francesc Carmona, have highlighted that this is a clinical trial in 12 patients that has achieved effectiveness in 50% of cases: ” We believe it is a future technique ” and opens many possibilities, but we must investigate it more, Fàbregues has highlighted.

The technique consists of cutting a piece of tissue from the cortex of an ovary – the cortex, near where the ovules are placed -, fragmenting it and replacing it next to the other ovary, reactivating it, and in the case of The patient who became pregnant was fertilized with an in vitro procedure, but gynecologists believe that she could become pregnant spontaneously.

The gynecologist has explained that it is an experimental technique endorsed by the Ethics Committee of the hospital, which has performed it in the public health system, and that before it can be used in the usual practice it has to be reproduced in investigations: “There are data that we have to know, not so much in security, but in performance, “he observed.

The doctors have relied on the concept of ovarian tissue activation in patients with premature ovarian failure that was introduced by Japanese doctors, who achieved this activation but with two operations and using drugs – leaving the tissue for 48 hours in a substance and returning to intervene to implant it.

This Japanese group achieved a 30% activation rate, while Catalan gynecologists achieved 50% with just one operation and without drugs: “The aim was to simplify it and make it viable” and they bet on eliminating the drugs and fragmenting the tissues , an activation route that has also been effective in other organs such as the liver.

Achieve the following pregnancy

In the 12 women who have performed, have found surprises as activations six or seven months after the operation , which consists of a laparoscopy and is performed in a day, without the need for admission: ” I am hopeful that we are about to get the next pregnancy, “said Fàbregues.

He stressed that not only is activated the reproductive function of the ovary, but also the hormonal , but do not know for how long, so they opted for in vitro fertilization in the case of María Jesús, the woman who has become pregnant, to accelerate the process.

“An innovation that we made is that when introducing the fragments we used an adhesive material”, instead of suturing, which has minimized the risk of fragments being lost , Fàbregues observed, and has detailed in statements to Europa Press that the biggest challenge was to find the right material for laparoscopy, since there are gases in the belly and fragments could be lost.

Carmona has pointed out that early menopause affects 1% of the population, some 40,000 women in Catalonia and 170,000 in Spain as a whole, and that in this process there are still follicles, although the reason is unknown.

Sanchez does not clarify if he will meet in Cuba with the opposition but will not go “just as a seller”

Sanchez does not clarify if he will meet in Cuba with the opposition but will not go “just as a seller”

The President of the Government, Pedro Sanchez, has avoided this Wednesday on two occasions to answer the question of the President of Citizens, Albert Rivera , about whether he will meet with the opposition or if he will ask for the release of political prisoners in the official trip that will make Cuba on November 22 and 23 next. However, in a more generic response, he assured that he will defend human rights and that he will not go “just as a seller”.

The Cuban opposition has been one of the many topics that have been discussed in the appearance of Sánchez in the Congress , in principle, to present the conclusions of the last European Council and also to determine the position of the Government with regard to the sale of armament to Saudi Arabia .

In an extensive debate that has lasted for more than five hours, Rivera has twice asked him if he plans to meet with the opposition when he goes to Cuba.

In a first response, Sanchez pointed out that not only will he visit the island, but, for example, so did the former president of the United States, Barack Obama, or several popes , from John Paul II to Francisco. “He criticizes me for going to Cuba, if they have gone up to three Popes!” , the president has replied to Rivera.

However, the leader of Citizens has not been satisfied and in a later replica has returned to the burden on the issue that really matters to the orange party, which does not look with bad eyes that Sanchez visit Cuba but he claims to meet with the opposition.

“Are you going to defend human rights to Cuba, yes or no? ” Rivera has said, reminding Sanchez that “Obama went to Cuba and in his speech called for the release of political prisoners and met with the Ladies White, “he said, referring to the Ladies in White. “Listen to Cuban dissidents .”

With a tense tone, Sanchez has settled the question by saying his question and with a succinct answer. “Are you willing to defend human rights in Cuba? The answer is yes, we agree, I am no longer just a seller,” the president replied.

The European Parliament prohibits some single-use plastics for the year 2021

The European Parliament prohibits some single-use plastics for the year 2021

The European Parliament (EP) has shown its support for a package of measures aimed at reducing pollution in the oceans . The measure includes the prohibition of single- use plastics such as ear swabs, straws and plastic cutlery for the year 2021.

The European Parliament closed the plenary with 571 votes in favor, 53 against and 34 abstentions . Now the environment ministers of the EU states must agree on a common position to start negotiations between Council, Parliament and Commission to obtain a new EU regulation, which is expected to be processed by May 2019.

The legislative proposal of the Community Executive was inspired by the “success” of the European directive that requires shops to charge at least 5 cents for plastic bags in shops and responds to the plastic, subjected to a slow process of decomposition , it accumulates in seas, oceans and beaches and is ingested by turtles, seals, whales, birds, fish and shellfish, so that it ends up in the food chain.

MEPs respected in essence the initial proposal of the European Commission, which last May advocated the elimination of single-use plastic materials in everyday objects for which there are sustainable alternatives because they represent 70% of the marine garbage that pollutes European coasts .

Other products

But Parliament wants to go further than the Commission and suggests that oxo-degradable plastic products and expanded polystyrene fast food containers also disappear from the market.

The consumption of certain products that are polluting, but for which there is no alternative , will have to be reduced by at least 25% by 2025 , a category that includes single-use containers for hamburgers, sandwiches, fruits, vegetables, desserts and ice cream. In addition, the EU Member States will have to design national plans to encourage the use of products that can be reused or recycled.

Other plastics, such as bottles for beverages, must be collected separately and their recycling percentage will have to reach 90% by 2025, as proposed by the Commission.

The European Parliament also calls for “specific measures” for cigarette filters whose waste should be reduced by 50% by 2025 and by 80% by 2030 as a cigarette butt can contaminate between 500 and 1,000 liters of water and, abandoned in a ditch, can take up to twelve years to disintegrate, according to the EP.

The 28 countries that make up the European Union must also ensure that at least half of the fishing gear that contains lost or abandoned plastic is recovered, with a recycling percentage of at least 15% by 2025, according to the position approved by the Eurochamber.

Neither the European Commission nor the European Parliament contemplates a new tax on plastic , an initiative that is part of the public debate in Brussels on these polluting materials but which, for now, has not been translated into a legislative proposal.

Ecological organizations

“The European Parliament has made history betting to reduce the plastic products of a single use and limit its pollution in our seas and oceans,” said Alodia Pérez, responsible for natural resources and waste of Friends of the Earth.

They applaud that, in this new proposal, they have opted “for a more agreed and unambiguous definition of disposable plastics,” they said in a statement issued on Wednesday.

However, despite the progress made, the environmental organizations regret that the new document does not contemplate the elimination of very light plastic bags , which had been previously included in the proposal of the Committee of the Environment of the European Parliament.

Greenpeace, which shares the same position as Friends of the Earth, adds that some of the main polluters of plastics, such as Coca-Cola, Nestle, PepsiCo or Danone, “are putting pressure on environmental ministries of member countries to weaken the Directive”.

Volkswagen, condemned to pay 47 million to its shareholders for taking time to inform them of the dieselgate scandal

Volkswagen, condemned to pay 47 million to its shareholders for taking time to inform them of the dieselgate scandal

The Provincial Court of Stuttgart (Germany) has condemned on Wednesday the Volkswagen automobile group , parent of Porsche , to pay 47 million euros in compensation for not adequately informing the shareholders of the scandal on the handling of emissions of polluting gases .

The court, in the first ruling of this type in Germany, said that Porsche “must compensate the complainant shareholders for the violation of the reporting obligations of the capital markets regulations in relation” to the scandal of the fraud of emissions, according to a statement from the audience.

The ruling provides compensation of more than 44 million euros for a group of shareholders represented by the lawyer Josef Broich, and 3.2 million euros for the pension fund of the British city of Wolverhampton, which had legal defense from the firm Nieding + Barth. Porsche has already rejected the ruling, considering it unjustified, and announced that it will file an appeal.

The judgment, which is not firm, argues that the Volkswagen group informed its shareholders too late – and therefore deficiently – about the evolution of the scandal and its consequences. The court limits the compensation between May 23, 2014 (when it considers that the company could have already communicated the issue) and September 22, 2015, when the scandal was uncovered following an investigation by the United States authorities.

Judge Fabian Reuschle, in charge of the two civil proceedings on this same matter that were ruled in today’s 22nd floor of this hearing, affirmed that at least the then president of Europe’s largest vehicle manufacturer, Martin Winterkorn , failed to comply “seriously” with its obligations.

In September 2015 it was revealed that the Volkswagen group had included some illegal systems in some 10 million vehicles worldwide to make it appear that their engines were complying with emission limits, a scandal that cost Winterkorn the presidency and triggered dozens of processes legal against the company.

The Supreme Court paralyzes the sentence that forces banks to pay the costs of mortgages

The Supreme Court paralyzes the sentence that forces banks to pay the costs of mortgages

The Supreme Court will review if it continues to apply its criterion, known on Thursday, to endorse the payment by the bank of the tax of documented legal acts linked to a mortgage , for which it has agreed to paralyze with urgency all the resources raised in this regard.

In an information note from the president of the third chamber of the high court, Luis María Díez-Picazo, this decision has been adopted taking into account the “radical turn” in the jurisprudence and the “enormous economic and social impact” of a ruling that attributed this tax to the entities for being those interested in the operation.

As reported by legal sources, the stoppage does not imply the suspension of the recent doctrine, which will continue to be in force until the plenary, composed of 31 judges , meets. From this meeting, scheduled for the next few days, the future resolution of the rest of the appeals will depend.

In its recent ruling, the magistrates of the Contentious-Administrative Chamber agreed to attribute the payment of the tax to the banks and not to the client, since they are those interested in having the executive and privileged action derived from the mortgage.

In this way it modified its previous jurisprudence, according to which it was the user or consumer who had to face this tax, which for an average mortgage of 150,000 euros would entail an amount close to 1,500 euros.

However, the change did not have the unanimity of the room to have the private vote of the magistrate Dimitry Berberoff.

Although it is still unknown if the ruling is applied with full retroactive effect since the Royal Decree implementing the documented legal acts came into force, in 1995, the new mortgage rules could have a big impact for banks , which only in July 2014 and the same month of this year they participated in about 1.5 million mortgage loans for the purchase of all types of farms.

The amount of these operations was around 190,000 million euros, so that given that the levy is between 0.5% and 1.5% of the total granted, financial institutions may have to disburse around 1,900 million euros.

Although the tax also applies to homes acquired by purchase, the judgment of the Supreme Court only refers to documented legal acts linked to mortgage loans .

From poverty to the most exclusive luxury: the expensive collections of Cristiano Ronaldo

From poverty to the most exclusive luxury: the expensive collections of Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo did not leave anyone indifferent on Monday at the press conference before the clash of Champions between his Juventus and Manchester United. And it was not only because of his statements, but also because of an object that he wore on his left wrist that monopolized glances and flashes: a diamond watch valued at two million euros.

The Portuguese is accustomed to a luxurious life sometimes ostentatious, the result of the many millions of euros that generates a year for his fame. Between the salary he perceives and his power as a brand image, Cristiano Ronaldo can afford whatever he wants , and he does so.

The forward, ” handsome, rich and good player “, as he defined himself a few years ago, grew up in an environment of absolute poverty and now leads a very different life.

From watches of 2 million euros, to a collection of luxury cars that, until last summer, accumulated in his mansion of La Finca, valued at about 5 million euros.

The assassin of Pioz, according to the Civil Guard: “narcissist, lonely and with irrepressible desire to kill”

The assassin of Pioz, according to the Civil Guard: “narcissist, lonely and with irrepressible desire to kill”

Patrick Nogueira Gouveia , the confessed author of the deaths of his uncles and their two children , two children aged 4 and 1, in the town of Pioz (Guadalajara), is a young “narcissist” and “lonely”, who He drank and smoked a lot and he acted guided by an “unstoppable desire to kill”.

The lieutenant colonel chief of the Civil Guard in Guadalajara, Pascual Segura , and the head of the Group of Crimes against the People of the UCO, the commander Juan Jesus Reina, have offered these data in a press conference in which they have explained the resolution of the crime.

The Civil Guard closed the case and it is clear that the only author of the quadruple murder is Patrick and, although he can not specify the motive for the crime, he doubts that it was a sentimental matter.

After surrendering and traveling to Spain last Wednesday, Patrick acknowledged at the Adolfo Suárez-Madrid Barajas airport police station that he was the author of the savage crime. “He says he is not crazy,” the Civil Guard assured in a press conference in Madrid, which also pointed out the reason for this: “He does not want to show his family the virulence and monstrosity of what he has done” .

He does not want to show his family the virulence and monstrosity of what he has done. The Civil Guard has explained that the confessed author of this crime claims to have “gaps” especially in relation to the death of the children of the marriage. For this reason, they still do not have clear the mobile phone although they point out that the trigger could be “some animosity” towards his uncle Marcos , the last victim and with whom he struggled, for leaving a “small debt” with the landlord in the apartment. who lived in Madrid.

The agents of the Armed Institute are not clear that there was a relationship with Janaina, his uncle’s wife and the person who opened the door of the cottage and, later, was the first victim. “It’s not relevant, that’s not the reason why Patrick murdered the family,” they insisted. “That’s only in Patrick’s mind,” they have pointed out.

Sequence of events

In the absence of some “fringes”, researchers have already fitted all the puzzle pieces on the day of the events, which took place on August 17.

Like every day, Patrick, a very athletic young man, went to the gym in Alcalá de Henares (Madrid) in the morning. Later, he got on a bus around 13.00 to go to Pioz, but not before buying some pizzas and with the intention of offering the family part of them.

As he told the investigators in the only statement made by the Civil Guard, specifically in the facilities of the body in Barajas after arriving from Brazil and surrender voluntarily, already on the bus was aware of their irrepressible desire to kill.

In fact, he had bought garbage bags, insulating tape and a razor.

At around 4:00 pm and after looking at the map that exists at the entrance of the development (Patrick knew the street and number of the house because the victims had given him), he rang the bell and his aunt, Janaina Santos, went out to meet him . Both entered the kitchen, where the supposed murderer nailed him the knife.

Children

He allegedly killed the children later, but in his statement, in which he recognizes certain gaps, he has assured that he does not remember how the children’s lives ended and how he cleaned the house.

The gaps he says have prevented him from telling how he chopped up the bodies and pocketed them. By night, Marcos Campos Nogueira, Patrick’s uncle, arrived at the chalet. He waited at the door of the street, both entered talking to the interior of the house and in the hallway he killed him.

Everything seems to indicate that there was a struggle, because the victim had defense wounds on his hand.

Again, the gaps he has recognized have prevented him from telling how he chopped up the bodies and pocketed them. The Civil Guard has a certain idea, also of the object used, but awaits the final forensic reports.

Yes, he confessed that shortly before four o’clock the next morning, on August 18, he decided to take a shower, put on clothes from his uncle Marcos and went to bed. In fact, the sweep of electricity consumption corroborates that between 4 and 6 the consumption was minimal.

Then he got up and left with a backpack with his clothes and the knife, which he threw in a dumpster in Alcalá de Henares.

At no time has Patrick revealed that he intended to remove the bodies from the house, but the investigators believe that it was his goal, since he took the key to the house, but something prevented him from returning.

And he also took his uncle Marcos’ mobile phone, from which he sent a message to the owner of Pioz’s house, rented by the family, to tell him that he was going to delay payment of the monthly payment, thus preventing the owner went to the house in the next few days.

Nobody heard anything

Nobody heard anything, although a neighbor says that he once heard a scream coming from the chalet, but he has not been able to say when. If it was that night, the scream could have come from Patrick’s uncle if he had time to see the bodies of his wife and children.

What was the mobile? Neither the supposed author is clear. He says he is not crazy, according to the investigators, but he has acknowledged that he had an unstoppable desire to kill and could not avoid it.

What was the mobile? Neither the alleged author has it clear With the help of the agents of the Behavior Analysis unit, the Civil Guard describes Patrick as a somewhat narcissistic, solitary person, with very few relations with society.

Patrick “scores high” in psychoticism, but, at the moment, he could not be labeled a psychopath. “For me, I knew clearly what I was doing and what I was going to do,” stressed Commander Reina.

The alleged author, who drank and smoked a lot, has been shown in his statement before the Civil Guard “calm, serene, cooperative and confident.

The Civil Guard has disconnected the victims and the rest of the family members with any criminal activity.

There remain some unknowns that only Patrick can reveal, but for researchers the important thing is that he has recognized the facts. And he arrived in Spain knowing the burden of proof against him.