October 24, 2020

The Constitutional magistrate prosecuted for a crime of mistreatment presents his resignation

The magistrate Fernando Valdés has presented his resignation to the president of the Constitutional Court, Juan José González Rivas, after last week the Supreme Court prosecuted you for an alleged crime of mistreatment in the family. González Rivas has accepted the resignation of Valdés and in the next few days his dismissal will be published in the Official State Gazette, according to the Constitutional Government in a statement, in which they also ensure that this body has communicated this resignation to the president of the Congress of the Deputies, Meritxell Batet, “since this magistrate belonged to the turn proposed by the Lower House.”

The prosecution of Valdés leads the case that is open to an oral trial after Judge Andrés Martínez Arrieta issued an order for transformation into an abbreviated procedure (equivalent to prosecution) for an alleged crime of mistreatment in the family, pointing to evidence of criminality against Valdés, detained on August 11 after witnesses alerted some agents to a heated argument when he and his wife were on the balcony of their home in Majadahonda (Madrid).

The Supreme Court’s decision was issued after the couple denied any physical or mental aggression, a thesis that was also supported by their daughter, who before the judge exonerated her father and denied that there was abuse. In the order issued, the magistrate transformed the proceedings into an abbreviated procedure, transferring it to the Prosecutor’s Office for a period of ten days to request the opening of an oral trial by formulating an indictment or the dismissal of the case.


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