Judge to consider verdict in Breton trial of missing children in Cordoba

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Ruth and Jose

THE trial against Jose Breton, accused of killing his two children, has finished.

Ruth, six, and Jose, two, were reported missing by their father on October 8 2011, in Cordoba.

He had the children for the weekend following separation from their mother.

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Breton claimed that they had been snatched from a local park, but his story and his behaviour soon made the police suspect he was involved.

He was arrested 10 days later and has been in prison ever since.

The children’s remains were allegedly found on a bonfire at a property belonging to his parents.


An initial report said the remains were not human, but a later report in September 2012 claimed the opposite.

Although the bonfire was so hot it destroyed DNA evidence, other circumstances point to him having killed the children.

After more than 100 people had testified during the case, Breton was given a chance to speak and once again, claimed that he was innocent.


He is facing 40 years in prison, while his lawyer is asking for an acquittal.

The case will now be studied before a sentence is handed down by the judge. 

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