THREE minors were found dead at a shelter for disabled children in Boecillo, Valladolid. A 55-year-old carer, who was also found injured, was arrested, and has been remanded to prison without bail. She remains in hospital with police surveillance and claims not to remember anything.
The three children, aged three, nine and 14, were found around 9am on Monday morning at the centre run by NGO ‘Mensajeros de la Paz’.
They had choked after plastic bags were placed over their heads. Two of them were Spanish, the other was Guinean.
They were all between 80 and 90 per cent physically disabled and needed wheelchairs. The founder of the NGO, Father Angel, claimed to be extremely upset, and believes that the carer must have suffered an “attack of insanity.”
The shelter has room for six minors, although the three children who were killed, who came from problematic families, were the only ones present at the time. One of them was going to be fostered by one of his former monitors. The centre had two monitors at day and one at night, who is the person who allegedly killed the children.
She was found by one of the day monitors in the bath where she had apparently attempted to commit suicide. The Guardia Civil believe this may have been a compassionate murder. Local residents claim they had never seen any worrying behaviour from any of the carers towards the children.
Several other people required health care at the scene, and a team of counsellors has been sent to the town.