A jury declares guilty man who murdered his wife and his son in a cave in Tenerife

The jury he has judged during the last week at the Hearing of Santa Cruz de Tenerife to the German citizen Thomas Handrick has found him guilty of the murders o

A jury declares guilty man who murdered his wife and his son in a cave in Tenerife

The jury he has judged during the last week at the Hearing of Santa Cruz de Tenerife to the German citizen Thomas Handrick has found him guilty of the murders of his wife and his 10-year-old son and the attempt of killing his other child, He managed to escape.

The verdict considers himself proven that the defendant killed his wife, Silvia, and with agerian and crowded his son Jacob, as it caused them "tremendous suffering". During the trial, forensic doctors indicated that he probably used to end their lives an 8.5-kilos of weight that was found in the cave of the municipality of Adeje where the facts happened.

The Prosecutor's Office has reiterated its request for revisionable Permanent Prison for the murder of the child, 25 years by the murder of Silvia and 25 years by the attempt at the minor son's murder.

The facts occurred on April 23, 2019 during the trip that Silvia and its two children conducted from Germany to Tenerife to visit Thomas, which resided by seasons on the island and that she was in separation procedures.

With the excuse of finding some gifts, Handrick led them to an isolated area of the mountain and where the cave was found where, according to proven facts, surprisely hit his wife and later to his children.

The little one, Jonas, who at that time was seven years old, managed to flee and walked about four kilometers for six hours until reaching an inhabited area where he was found by a neighbor.

The Popular Jury considers Thomas Handrick in his verdict to kill Jonas, since, according to the prosecution, he believed that the child would die in his escape.

The voyary verdict also adds to the two murders and at the attempt of murder the aggravating of kinship and rejects the exemptions made by the defendant's defense of mental disturbance or a transient mental disorder due to the medication he took for a chronic ailment in the back.

During the trial, the prosecutor and the accusations exercised by the family of the victims and the Canarian Institute of Equality agreed that the flight of Jonas disrupted a planned crime in detail and that "he was about to leave well" to Thomas Handrick, and They have also pointed to a possible economic mobile.

Meanwhile, the defense attorney insisted that his client suffered a transitory mental disorder and questioned the validity of the testimony of the survivor and only witness, Jonas, which on the day of his statement stated that he saw how his father assaulting his mother and his brother And he fled down a trail other than used to reach the cave.

After reading the verdict, the particular accusation has asked for 25 years in prison for each of the murders and 15 years for the attempt to kill the youngest son, while the Canarian Institute of Women, person in the cause as a popular action, Request the same years except in the murder attempt, for which it demands 20 years.

Date Of Update: 05 February 2022, 04:12

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