The Provincial Court of Santa Cruz de Tenerife has condemned 23 years in prison to the 36-year-old man who killed his girlfriend, aged 44, in the house where they lived in La Laguna in April 2017, for a crime of murder with treachery.
The ruling, made public this Tuesday and against which there is an appeal, also includes the payment of 40,000 euros to the victim's brother in compensation for moral damages, his absolute disqualification and the payment of the costs of the process.
As the defendant is in provisional detention given the seriousness of the facts, the Provincial Court has also agreed to extend it to half the sentence, since there is a risk of flight.
Thus, it is considered proven that the condemned, after having an argument with his partner, hit him consciously in the head and repeatedly with a metallic and solid object of three kilos that caused his death.
The victim was hit by the back of the head and then in the face, and could not even get to defend himself, and the sentence argues that she was killed by an "absolute disregard for her condition as a woman".
The murderer does not present any psychiatric disorder or impulse control, so the scratches received by the victim – which did not assume the end of the relationship – do not justify a head trauma.