"20 years ago I lost everything, I will never be the same again." Without even showing her face, the first sentence of Dolores Vázquez is already opening the way. The one of a woman who, between October 1999 and August 2003 lost the innocence of her, anonymity, year and a half of freedom and almost sanity after the murder of Rocío Wanninkhof. And, now, 20 years later, she has the last word.
"Although it was 20 years ago, I remember that day like a nightmare and continues to come to mind in my day-to-day", exposes to the chamber who was charged without evidence of killing the young malaga and now he is a protagonist of the documentary series Dolores . The truth about the Wanninkhof case, which Tuesday opens HBO coinciding with the launch of HBO Max in Spain.
That day that Alude Dolores Vázquez is on October 9, 1999 when the Life of Rocío Wanninkhof fertilized and all those who followed him until he finished in prison, he was tried and condemned without clear evidence to 15 years in prison in the middle of one of the most media judgments of the recent history of our country.
"The jail is like the movies and what impressed me the most was when I closed the door, I thought I was dying, I suffocated, the hours did not happen and dreamed of the bolts. I was filled by the ears of toilet paper so as not to listen to them", He recounts in his first public interview in these 20 years that separate his arrest and his current life in Betanzos, his native town.
Although the passage of time has not erased the detail of the minds of Dolores Vázquez, whom the Civil Guard indicated in the investigation as guilty of the Wanninkhof case and stopped on September 7, 2000, "a normal day", while his sister was going To the purchase and she wowed the garden. "Everything was very fast, they read my rights, they put me in a dungeon and they assumed that I was guilty, I had no voice, they lit me and they turned off my light and they did not say anything. I was going because I could only think about My mother, "he explains in the documentary produced by Unicorn.
Then came the official, popular and media judgment for those who had been "intimate friend" - the euphemism that replaced couple - from the mother of Rocío, Alicia Hornos, who accused her of being the murderer of her daughter. "It was tremendously jealous and possessive but it did not affect me because the girls [the three daughters of Alicia] were everything for me, as if they were mine, that made me generate affection towards Alicia because it was very good mother, but for my part there was not a In love, it was his thing. "
Just him, Pedro Apalategui, did he despite all the elements against him. Hence, Dolores Vázquez refers to him as "an angel of the guard" in the middle of "a Calvary" versus the one that collapses several times in the six episodes of pain. The truth about the Wanninkhof case. "Everything is a lie," she repeats up to three times as she accurate the civil guard to "manufacture lies" and society "not want to see the truth" because she "prefers to see the morbid".
That is the statement of a woman who came to sleep sitting on the water of her cell to "be alone" and to which a popular jury declared guilty of murder. A verdict that dismissed the provincial audience of Malaga, who ordered repeating the trial. "When I saw the jury opposite and I looked at you one by one, I came down, put that responsibility in such a young jury, scared me because they were going to decide on my life," she explains.
The decision was guilty and the applause in the thunderous room before a failure that was delayed more than half a day on the planned: "With the applause had nightmares," and thus he confronted his jail. "They called me all: murdere, bowling, lesbian ... something I've never felt like that, everything was very unpleasant, I refused to cry before the inmates because if you cry, you are guilty and if you are a malnachasis", count before The journalist Toñi Moreno, executive producer of the DocuSerie.
"I came to think that I would not go out alive, I was afraid that they put me something in the food and that's why I did not eat it. I did not even get angry, I vomited, I got sick. Part of the suffering I had inside in prison was He blamed the press because he sold an image of me who was not me. " That image was that of a "cold" woman and "calculator" willing to take revenge on the former partner of her.
And is that the sexual condition of Dolores Vázquez, even less standardized at the beginning of 2000, played a key role throughout the process. "Many people say that I have not left the closet ever, but I can not leave when I have not felt 100% lesbian. Not all women are lesbians for having a relationship with a woman," says Vázquez during one of the episodes of the case her.
The first and last word of who lost everything in just a few months.Updated Date: 25 October 2021, 23:51