ALICANTE, 25 Ene. (EUROPA PRESS) -
The Provincial Court of Alicante has sentenced two men to 12 and a half years in prison accused of beating a third party to death in the course of a massive fight in the Alicante municipality of Xaló.
The sentence, handed down after a popular jury issued a guilty verdict, establishes that the convicted, to whom it attributes a crime of homicide with the aggravating circumstance of abuse of superiority, must jointly indemnify 100,000 euros to each of the parents of the victim and with 40,000 to her brother, as reported by the Superior Court of Justice in a statement.
The events occurred at midnight on March 27, 2017 outside a local pub, when a discussion began between two groups of people motivated by the "inappropriate" comments that one of those groups had made regarding the women. that belonged to the other.
The two sides began a fight with shoves and blows during which the victim moved away from his group and was left alone, at which point he began to receive punches to the face and kicks from the two convicted men and other members of the latter group. .
The 24-year-old victim fell to the ground as a result of the assault and, when he tried to get up, he received a strong kick to the head that left him unconscious. The young man died in the same place a few minutes later.
Although, according to the judicial resolution, it has not been proven that this last blow was given by either of the two convicted men, both acted jointly and in agreement with one or more other individuals "with knowledge of the probability of causing his death with those blows and taking advantage of the numerical superiority of his group". The sentence is not final and can be appealed before the Civil and Criminal Chamber of the Superior Court of Justice of the Valencian Community.
Thus, the courtroom highlights that, according to the verdict of the jury, both one and the other defendant beat the victim "in such a way that each one contributed to the violent act" that ended with the death of the young man "being consequently co-perpetrators of the crime of homicide".
And in this regard, he adds that this is so without the fact that it was not proven that one or the other "inflicted the strong kick to the head, which is considered the last injurious act, can lead to the exculpation" of both who, "agreed , even tacitly, they decided to repeatedly attack the victim in a group, representing the high probability of causing death taking into account the variety of blows that were obtained in the examination of the corpse and the vital area (the head) to which they headed".