THE man who verbally abused and attacked councillor Alberto Garzón last August has been sentenced to four months in prison.
Garzon was on holiday with his pregnant wife in Rincon de la Victoria when he was accosted by the unnamed man who pushed him and shouted abuse at him for his political stances.
Originally, the prosecution requested a sentence of nine months behind bars, however the prosecution reached an agreement with the defence team to reduce the sentence to four months, as well as the obligation to appear at a rehabilitation centre and a restraining order to prevent him from approaching Garzon for one year.
Upon leaving the hearing, Garzon said that he was “satisfied” with the decision and that the result had been a result of a “fair resolution to the case.”
The incident occurred on August 22 last year, when the pair met in a hallway at their shared apartment block.
The defendant, knowing Garzon´s political leaning, started to shout abuse at the politician.
The attacker used phrases such as “I took these and killed them,” “put all the immigrants in your home,” and “you are charging the unity of Spain.”
It is understood that the defendant was under the influence of alcohol and suffers from a bipolar disorder which acted as an accelerant to the attack.