The Criminal Court number 1 of Granada has agreed to the arrest and entry into prison of Juana Rivas, after the Supreme Court finally sentenced her to a sentence of two and a half years in prison for not having handed over her children to the father of these, the Italian Francesco Arcuri, in the summer of 2017.
Rivas’s lawyer, Carlos Aránguez, has indicated that this decision seems “very unfair” and, given that it has not yet been resolved the pardon requested from the Government, is going to present this Thursday an appeal against the order of Judge Manuel Piñar. Thus, the defense claims that his entry into jail may be “without effect” while the aforementioned pardon is resolved, “as reported in a press release.
The events took place in the summer of 2017, when the mother remained unaccounted for a month with her two children so as not to hand them over to the father on the grounds of protecting them from him. Francesco Arcuri was convicted in 2009 of injuring her and, subsequently, in 2016, she again denounced him for mistreatment. After several requests for her to return her children and after her ex-partner denounced the disappearance, the defendant handed over the two children a month later in Granada.
The Hearing of Granada and the Criminal Court number 1 of Granada appreciated that the defendant had committed two crimes of abduction of minors, one for each child, in breach of the judicial decisions that forced her to be handed over to the father who had custody of the children. themselves by judicial provision.
The Supreme Court finally considered that, although article 225 bis of the Penal Code always refers to the “minor”, in the singular, the title where the norm is located refers to family relationships, hence it finally condemned her for a single crime to the penalty of two years and six months in prison, in addition to the loss of parental authority.