Recording ‘decisive’ in attempted murder case

Recording ‘decisive’ in attempted murder case Credit: Shutterstock

A POLICIA NACIONAL officer will serve 13 years for his partner’s attempted murder. 

The Las Palmas High Court concluded that he stabbed her 50 times in the neck and chest while their son of 11 months looked on, crying in his cot. 

The couple began a relationship between 2010 and 2011 in Teide (Canary Islands) but broke up in 2016. 


The woman later became pregnant following a casual encounter with her ex and returned to his Teide apartment although some months afterwards the couple decided to part once more. 

The woman continued living there while looking for work but complained to the courts that her former partner maintained that he could take her child from her as she had neither a job nor a home. 

These proceedings did not prosper, and the woman decided to record their conversations to corroborate the reality of her situation. 

She used this on the night her ex-husband entered the apartment and stabbed her. 

The recording was accepted by the court as it provided “exceptional proof” of everything that happened that daythe tribunal said, and coincided with the version of the victim and witnesses. 

Linda came to Spain to live when she was 24, just over 52 years ago, and her husband is Spanish. She began writing for English-language local newspapers in the mid-1970s and hasn’t stopped since! She leads a Spanish life, which she believes is vital when conveying the news to English-speaking residents, and along the way she produced two editions of Expand Your Spanish, helping English-speakers to enlarge their knowledge of the language. She was excited to be in at the birth of the Euro Weekly News in 1999 and is still passionately writing for the paper 22 years later.


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