Julen’s parents want negligent manslaughter case to continue on landowner in Malaga

CONFLICTING CLAIMS: The owner of the land where the borehole (pictured) was dug insists he covered it with concrete blocks. Photo: Guardia Civil and @lourofilipe

THE parents of two-year-old Julen have told a court investigating his death they want the negligent manslaughter case to continue.

Following the release of Julen’s post-mortem report last week, parents Jose Rosello and Victoria Garcia were asked by a Malaga judge whether they wanted to pursue an investigation into the owner of the land where the boy died.

The couple said they wanted to continue with the case, while the Office of the Prosecutor also supported a continued investigation into David Serrano, whose rural plot the 71-metre Julen fell down was located on. Last week’s post-mortem showed Julen had died as a result of and shortly after falling down the borehole.

Serrano’s lawyers had previously claimed the child could instead have been killed by equipment used in rescue efforts to reach him and had requested further tests to take place.

The defendant’s lawyers also claimed Serrano should not be under investigation, instead blaming the man who dug the borehole, claiming he lied about covering the opening.

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