TWO Asian women were found guilty of not helping a man who died after suffering a heart attack while in their ‘massage parlour’ in
Together they were fined more than €10,000. A third woman could not be sentenced as she was missing. The incident occurred nearly two years ago in a ‘massage parlour’ that is believed to operate as a brothel in the San Blas district.
Although at the time all three women denied prostitution, one admitted to carrying out massages. Upon arriving on the premises the 50-year-old man began to feel unwell and have breathing problems.
Another customer, who has been exonerated from any liability, asked that they call an ambulance.
It is believed that instead they moved him to the hallway entrance, although this could not be proved during the trial and another version of events claims that the victim walked out of their premises on his own.
The other customer rang 112 from a nearby bar, but by the time emergency services arrived, nothing could be done to revive the victim, whose time of death was recorded as 8.33pm.
The defendants were ‘well aware’ of the seriousness of the situation, the court established, and yet did not call for help.