Diana Quer’s murderer appeals again

THE National Supreme Court will revise the sentence given to ‘El Chicle’ for the murder of Diana Quer on Wednesday, November 25.

Jose Enrique Abuin Gey, known as ‘El Chicle’ was given a revisable sentence of life in prison for the murder of 18-year-old Diana Quer, from Madrid, when she was on holiday in La Coruña in August 2016.

The hearing will be held behind closed doors.

He had already appealed the sentence from A Coruña Court before the Galicia Supreme Court of Justice in June this year, but the sentence was confirmed in July as the court considered there was “no doubt at all” that he had committed the crime of which he was accused; premeditated murder to cover the previous crime against the victim’s sexual freedom.

The court maintains that “beyond reasonable doubt” the fact that the victim was taken to a warehouse in Rianxo, where she was undressed and her body was found, was done with the sole intent of sexually abusing her.

On the night of her death, Diana had gone to a party in A Pobra do Caramiñal in A Coruña, where she was spending the summer with her mother and sister.

Her body was found on December 31, 2017, in a well, very close to the home of ‘El Chicle’s’ parents. He was arrested by Guardia Civil.

El Chicle’s lawyer claims that the presumption of innocence and rights of her client at the initial trial were not respected. She claims he was sentenced with no evidence and that the specialists who testified were not objective. She is even accusing the police and forensic unit of manipulating evidence. They claim that Diana’s death was accidental.

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Jennifer Leighfield

Jennifer Leighfield, born in Salisbury, UK; resident in Malaga, Spain since 1989. Degree in Translation and Interpreting in Spanish, French and English from Malaga University (2005), specialising in Crime, Forensic Medicine and Genetics. Published translations include three books by Richard Handscombe. Worked with Euro Weekly News since November 2006. Well-travelled throughout Spain and the rest of the world, fan of Harry Potter and most things ‘geek’.