Malaga mother who left baby alone to die found guilty

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MALAGA mother who left her baby locked alone in a room to die has been found guilty of murder

A 22-year-old woman has been found guilty of murder on Thursday, November 19 at the Ciudad de la Justicia courthouse in Malaga, after knowingly leaving 17-month-old Camelia locked in a bedroom with little food or water. The mother admitted to prosecutors that she had not intended to return for the baby and knew she would die.

The prosecutor’s office had originally requested 20 years for the murder of the tot and several more years’ imprisonment for the lesser charge of abandonment of a minor. However, given that the young mother admitted to her crime and appeared to show remorse during the trial, they have reduced the request to fifteen years in prison.

The court case which began on Monday required only three sessions before a guilty verdict was returned. It is now down to the presiding magistrate to decide her sentence.


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Former teacher and health services manager with a Degree in English, Sarah moved to Spain from Southern Ireland with her husband, who runs his own car rental business, in 2019. She is now enjoying a completely different pace and quality of life on the Costa Blanca South, with wonderful Spanish and expat friends in Cabo Roig. Sarah began working with Euro Weekly News in 2020 and loves nothing more than bringing all the latest national and international news to her local community.


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