Carmen Merino , 61 years old, the neighbor of Castro Urdiales (Cantabria), which got her partner's head in a box and gave then to a friend to keep diciéndola that they were sex toys, he was admitted in the early hours of the afternoon yesterday in the prison, communicated, and without bail. From ten in the morning until two remained in the courts of Castro Urdiales, where he stated to the holder of the magistrate Court 3.
For that moment the laboratory of Criminology of the Civil Guard had already identified the skull found in the early hours of last Thursday as the Jesus María Baranda, 66, a former director of a bank branch and disappeared from the month of February, although it is not reported your case until the end of march.
The Civil Guard returned yesterday to the house of the suspect to make a new record thoroughly and try to find more evidences. For this purpose, he used trained dogs. It has not transcended the result of that diligence to be the case under secret of summary.
What is known, and underpins also a financial motive, is that Carmen Merino is accused in two scams committed in the last few years, specifically in 2013 and 2017. For seven years he lived with Jesus María Baranda in a floor it is located in the calle Padre Basabe.
The big unknown of the research in these times is to find out how the woman killed her boyfriend and what he did after with the corpse . The hypothesis is that if he was able to decapitate the man well was able to cut the rest of the body to be able to get rid of it more easily. What more flame the attention is that you chose to stay with head, as its first explanation that "someone left it in the door and I stayed here because it was the only memento that I had of him" is, obviously, absurd.
If the left was because he thought that it would be more difficult that it would be discovered. It is believed that before putting it in the box Carmen Merino baked the head of Jesus María Baranda to take away the soft parts and avoid the bad smell, that could delatarla to her friend. Then, wrapped it with great care into the skull with plastic kitchen and after putting it in the container of cardboard covered with gift paper. Precisely this wrap so well-kept was the one that took your friend to not be interested by the content of that.
But up until last Saturday, and since February, relatives of the victim were already convinced that something bad had happened to him. There were several elements that pointed to this: they had not produced bank statements —only she had taken money from your account—, nor had taken your car or hosted on site one and the explanations that they gave Carmen Merino were contradictory, if not outright suspicious.
The woman always said that Jesus María Baranda had abandoned her, and even sent them messages with the mobile of this by telling them that I was in Asturias and Galicia, passing in a season. The problem is that the language used was not the own of the man and that he did nothing more than increase the concern of the family.Updated Date: 03 October 2019, 00:00