The rapist of the elevator is silent before the judge: «I will not speak»

The rapist of the elevator is silent before the judge: «I will not speak»


Pedro Luis Gallego, known as the rapist of the elevator and tried for allegedly sexually abusing two women in Madrid and trying to do the same with two others, has refused to testify before the judge. "I'm not going to talk, I prefer to keep quiet."

Legal sources have informed Efe that the holder of the Court of Instruction number 33 of Madrid, Tomás Martín Gil, took the past day 4 investigatory statement to Pedro Luis Gallego after having prosecuted him for the crimes of illegal detention, sexual assault, injuries, theft with violence and against public health.

At the beginning of the view, the judge asked Gallego if he knew the facts and crimes for which he was being prosecuted.

"Yes, but I will not talk, I prefer to keep quiet", said the defendant in a very brief appearance and in which neither of the parties asked any question, on having verified that this one did not have intention to speak, they have added the sources.

The procedure is already in the hands of the Audiencia de Madrid that has transferred to the Prosecutor's Office and the accusations so that they prepare their accusation briefs for the trial. Subsequently, it will be the defense's turn to present its brief before the Chamber.

Pedro Luis Gallego He was sentenced to 273 years in prison for the murder of Leticia Lebrato, 17, in Valladolid, and Marta Obregón, 19, in Burgos, and eighteen sexual assaults.

He was released in November 2013 in application of the end of the Parot doctrine but in June of 2017 he was arrested again for two sexual assaults in Madrid, on February 19 and April 14, 2017, and for having tried to do the same without success with two other women.

The defendant is in provisional prison in the prison of Navalcarnero since June 2017, when he was arrested for these four sexual assaults, and where just a year ago tried unsuccessfully to commit suicide. EFE

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