Recording ‘decisive’ in attempted murder case

A POLICIA NACIONAL officer will serve 13 years for his partner’s attempted murder. 

The Las Palmas High Court concluded that he stabbed her 50 times in the neck and chest while their son of 11 months looked on, crying in his cot. 

The couple began a relationship between 2010 and 2011 in Teide (Canary Islands) but broke up in 2016. 

The woman later became pregnant following a casual encounter with her ex and returned to his Teide apartment although some months afterwards the couple decided to part once more. 

The woman continued living there while looking for work but complained to the courts that her former partner maintained that he could take her child from her as she had neither a job nor a home. 

These proceedings did not prosper, and the woman decided to record their conversations to corroborate the reality of her situation. 

She used this on the night her ex-husband entered the apartment and stabbed her. 

The recording was accepted by the court as it provided “exceptional proof” of everything that happened that daythe tribunal said, and coincided with the version of the victim and witnesses. 

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Linda Hall

Originally from the UK, Linda is based in Valenca and is a reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering local news. Got a news story you want to share? Then get in touch at