Héctor López Ferrer, sentenced to permanent reviewable prison for killing his father, is extremely seriously hospitalized after receiving a brutal beating in the Zuera prison (Zaragoza), where he was serving his sentence.
Suffering from severe head trauma, his eyes blown out, his jaw shattered from blows, and remains hospitalized in ICU in critical condition.
The prison management has opened an investigation to clarify the attack, confirmed by sources from Penitentiary Institutions, which occurred early Saturday morning.
As published this Sunday by Heraldo de Aragón and El Periódico de Aragón, the alleged attacker, who has been identified and arrested, would be a prisoner of Romanian origin and around 30 years of age, who shared a cell with the victim and a third inmate in the area. of nursing.
Previously, there was an altercation in which Héctor López would have confronted his cellmate because, supposedly, he would have hit another inmate and he came to his defense.
However, according to some sources, the attacker explained to the officials who managed to subdue him that he had assaulted his cellmate because "he believed that Héctor was armed with a knife", a point that the workers could not confirm.
The wounded man was transferred urgently in an ambulance to the Hospital Clínico Universitario in the Aragonese capital, where he remains hospitalized.
The alleged assailant was what in prison slang is known as the shadow of the parricide, that is, the person designated to monitor a prisoner who is in a suicide prevention program, which included Héctor López.
The Provincial Court of Zaragoza sentenced Héctor López Ferrer, 42, to permanent reviewable prison last February for murdering his father.
In its verdict, the popular jury found the defendant guilty of the murder, "with treachery and cruelty", of his father, Javier López Cebollada, 71, on June 28, 2021 at the family home in the Zaragoza neighborhood of La Almozara.
Based on this verdict, the magistrate-president of the court, Alfonso Tello, imposed the maximum sentence allowed by the Penal Code.
The private prosecutions, on behalf of the defendant's mother and sister, had requested that Héctor López Ferrer be punished with reviewable permanent prison. The Prosecutor's Office, upon hearing the pronouncement of the people's court, also joined said request.
The jury also found him guilty of the frustrated murder of his mother, María Pilar Ferrer, for which the magistrate sentenced him to 12 years in prison.
The night that her son killed her husband, whose physical situation made him a "particularly helpless and vulnerable" person, the 67-year-old woman had gone to bed and left them watching a soccer match for the Spanish team.
After hearing a noise and an argument between the two, he looked out to see what was happening in the living room and found that Héctor had placed himself on top of his father and kept sticking a knife into all parts of his body, especially his neck, head and the thorax.
The autopsy confirmed that he stabbed him up to 56 times, for which the jury pointed out in its verdict that he acted with "treachery and cruelty."
Then he wounded his mother with the same knife up to seven times when she tried to escape. The killer slipped in a pool of blood and the woman was able to get to the stairs and call for help.
The members of the jury considered that Héctor did not act influenced by the high consumption of alcohol or by the paranoid personality disorder that he has been diagnosed with in prison.
They assumed the thesis of the forensics when they determined that he knew perfectly well what he was doing and had a premeditated plan to end the life of his parents, whom on the day of the murder he brought back from the apartment on the beach in Castellón with the excuse that he had They had been left home alone, he was "very bad" and needed them.
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