POLICE believe a teenager accused of killing another girl threw away the clothes she was wearing the night of the attack to evade suspicion.
The accused, Rocio M, aged 19, was arrested on suspicion of killing Denisa Maria, 17, on Monday after allegedly stabbing her multiple times in the chest in Alcorcon, Madrid.
Officers from the National Police believe Rocio’s father, who works for the Guardia Civil, helped his daughter dispose of the sweatshirt she was wearing the night of the attack to avoid physical evidence linking her to the crime. Sources also claim the man did not cooperate with police and even tried to hide his daughter’s mobile phone.
Officers say their evidence against Rocio is strong, claiming the victim was on her phone to a friend when she was stabbed. Denisa allegedly said, “Rocio, Rocio, what are you doing,” before telling her friend, “they have stabbed me with a knife, help me.”
Her friend later found Denisa lying on the ground on the town’s Calle Desmonte. Health workers managed to stabilise the girl and transfer her to hospital where she later died.
Police believe the accused was concerned her boyfriend, Mario, who had previously been in a relationship with the victim, would leave her for Denisa. The victim’s parents claim Rocio had been sending their daughter threatening message through Whatsapp.
On Wednesday, a judge jailed Rocio pending trial. Rocio denied the charges, claiming she spent the evening of the murder with Mario, wandering around the town and going out to eat a burger. Police say they cannot find any evidence the pair ate in a restaurant and that Rocio’s mobile phone GPS history puts her near the crime scene.