The Mexican footballer, with African roots, Joao Maleck, is free after he was sentenced to three years, eight months and fifteen days, for the involuntary murder of María Fernanda Peña and Alejandro Castro occurred in June 2019 in Guadalajara, when he crashed his car against the newly married couple. The sentence, in which it is alleged there were several irregularities on the part of the judges, gave the privilege to the player of the Cafessa Jalisco of the Mexican Premier League, to win your freedom after paying damages, but …
The next of kin of the victims, led by Martha Álvarez-Ugena, mother of Maria Fernanda, They have promoted an amparo so that the footballer’s penalty is increased, because according to the lawyers, he should be imprisoned for at least eight years.
“We filed an amparo appeal because the Supreme Court of the State, when it decided the appeal, determined that the individual guarantees of the indirect victims, the children and Claudia’s mother were violated,” explained Anuar García, Mrs. Álvarez-Ugena.
The Court, “just wanted to open a hearing to individualize sanctions, where the issue of reparation of the damage was set, to protect that a major damage could be repaired, but they did not want to talk about the debate to increase the penalty from Joao Maleck And we do not agree on that, that is why we filed the amparo, since the last thing that interests the lady is the issue of repairing the damage, what we are interested in is that the penalty be increased, because that of three was benevolent years, eight months and fifteen days, for someone who is approved who was speeding, with a high degree of alcohol and that cost the lives of two people. That is why we went to an amparo, asking a Federal District Judge to enter the study on whether the guarantees were violated or not, due to the fact of the “penalty.
Maleck He is free, when he should have been in jail, according to the lawyers, for at least eight years: “he received a sentence of less than four years and that is why he is free. We want more than four years for him to go back to prison… We believe that he is worth a sentence of no less than eight years ”.
During the initial trial, the mother of Maria Fernanda and his lawyers at that time, denounced irregularities, even corruption, on the part of the judges: “We are sure that there were irregularities, we have no evidence to argue corruption, but everything seems to appear to be plagued by corruption. We were not the lawyers in those hearings, now what we can do is indirect protection and seek a greater penalty, and if we see any type of irregularity we will go to the Jalisco anti-corruption prosecutor ”.
He does not know what happened to the previous legal representatives of the affected party, “but in the study we did of the folders, we realized irregularities and that the sentence was not congruent. Anything that we see or a case of corruption is presumed we will denounce ”.
And although it is not the main issue that is sought, if everything goes in favor, in addition to the increase in the sentence, there would also be an increase in the economic compensation for the damage, which was in the first sentence of three million pesos. “The reparation of the damage must be increased, there are many issues that were not taken into account, not even the real perception of the victims. This comes in the matter of the audience debate. But the main thing is the increase of the sentence ”.
It is expected that the resolution can be given in two or three months, “everything depends on the agenda of the court of the eighth district of criminal matters of the Jalisco stadium.”
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