By Sally Underwood • 17 April 2021 • 17:37
Marbella Woman Left Disabled After Jumping from Window to Escape Partner Speaks Out. Image: Wikimedia
The woman, who was left disabled after she jumped out of a window to escape her partner in Marbella has spoken out.
According to Spanish newspaper Sur, Maria Isabel Ruiz said she wanted to speak out in the interests of justice.
She said: “I’m just looking for two things: That justice be done and, above all, that my case serve as an example so that this does not happen to any other woman.”
The woman allegedly jumped out of the couple’s home window in Marbella when her partner threatened to kill her with a knife.
Prosecutors are now accusing the man of attempted murder after the woman was left disabled from her injuries.
They are asking for 10 years in prison for the man, as well as nearly half a million Euros in compensation for his victim.
The incident took place in 2018 after the couple had been together for 17 years.
Prosecutors say the defendant began to insult the woman, accusing her of stealing drugs from him at the home they shared in Marbella. Lawyers say the man then hit his partner before threatening her with a large knife and saying he would kill her.
They say the woman jumped out of the window to escape, landing on the road below where she was helped by bystanders.
The woman was taken to the Costa del Sol Hospital, before being transferred to the Virgen del Rocio hospital in Seville and then the San Juan de Dios hospital and being left disabled.
Prosecutors are asking the magistrates of the Provincial Court who will judge this case to convict the man as the perpetrator of a crime of attempted murder and to impose a sentence of 10 years in prison.
They also call for the defendant to pay nearly half a million Euros to his victim, while a private prosecution is asking for € 700,000.
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Sally Underwood is a former aide to several former cabinet members and now contributes her views on Parliament’s ever-changing shape in her column for the Euro Weekly News.
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