Alleged child murderer set to move prison for own protection

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Alleged child murderer set to move prison for own protection
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Alleged child murderer set to move prison for his own protection. The alleged murderer of a nine-year-old boy is set to be transferred to a new prison to safeguard his safety in Spain.

Francisco Javier Almeida was greeted at a prison in Spain’s La Rioja to shouts and insults. Almeida allegedly murdered a young boy in Lardero. Sources have confirmed to El Mundo that the inmate will be transferred imminently from the Logroño prison.

The young boy’s family have said: “We should do to him what he has done to the boy”.

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Reportedly Almeida had strategically chosen his house. From the house, he could see both the park and the school where young Álex spent time.

Almeida is reported to have kidnapped Álex when he was playing in the park. The young boy was then allegedly strangled at the man’s home. It is predicted that the alleged child murderer will be moved to a prison in Torredondo, in Segovia. The prison has a smaller space. It is expected that fewer conflicts will occur there as it is easier to control the inmates.

According to El Mundo, there was a great commotion and many shouts and insults when Almeida entered the La Rioja prison. It is also hoped that transferring him to a new prison will “keep him out of the media spotlight”.


The alleged murderer has a previous violent history. He was previously convicted of the murder and sexual assault of a young real estate agent. This is not the only horrific crime on his record.


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Alex Glenn is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News. Formerly she worked in the NHS for 15 years until relocating to Spain in 2018. She loves the Spanish lifestyle, language and culture and spent several years learning Spanish before moving to Spain for a better quality of life. She has made her home in the mountains in Almeria, where she loves being part of a rural community that has a mix of both expats and Spanish residents. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, reading and exploring the area where she lives.

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