The Supreme Court has confirmed the sentence of 34 years in prison imposed on a couple who in September 2019 deceived, kidnapped, tortured, robbed and buried the Basque businessman José Antonio Delgado Fresnedo alive to death, after meeting him through the Badoo contact network.
The Criminal Chamber of the Supreme Court has rejected the appeals of Mohamed Achraf Elbouti and Angelin Candy, known as Dulce Ángel, and maintains the sentence imposed by the High Court of Zaragoza, which, in turn, was ratified by the Superior Court of Justice of Aragon.
The presiding magistrate of the popular jury sentenced both to 25 years in prison for murder, six for illegal detention, and another three for fraud.
According to the sentence, the investigation carried out by the Civil Guard concluded that on September 6, 2019 José Antonio Delgado, then 54 years old, a computer scientist and a resident of Getxo, arrived at the station in the Zaragoza town of Luceni, where he had agreed to meet with Dulce Ángel, who quoted him on the Badoo social network.
Surprisingly, he was approached by Mohamed Achraf, who hit, reduced and immobilized him to steal his personal belongings and the Mercedes 220 in which he had traveled.
Then they took him to a warehouse in the Zaragoza town of Pedrola, where the couple lived and had a workshop. Both demanded that the businessman provide them with their personal passwords to be able to access ATMs with their bank cards.
When he refused, he was intimidated, threatened, and beaten with blunt objects until he obtained them. Likewise, Mohammed Achraf put the vehicle up for sale at Milanuncios.com.
The following day a buyer was already interested in the sports car, with whom he agreed a price of 21,000 euros, of which he advanced 11,000 in cash.
José Antonio Delgado received blows to the head and thorax while he was restrained with zip ties and unable to defend himself.
After torture, he was placed inside the trunk and taken to the place known as Barranco del Lobo, in the municipality of Pedrola, where they dug a grave and buried him while he was still alive.
Days later, the Civil Guard would find his body by crossing data from mobile phones and following the satellite trace left by the telematic bracelet that Achraf wore by court order as a security measure to keep him away from his ex-wife, whom he mistreated.
The autopsy determined that the businessman was savagely attacked and had two bruises: head trauma, carried out with a very manageable light or moderate weight tool-type object, and chest trauma, with nine fractured ribs, carried out with a blunt object about 20 centimeters in length. very manageable.
According to the forensics, he died due to respiratory failure, hemorrhagic shock due to the hemothorax and hemoperitoneum, and the forensics found dirt in the pharynx, larynx, esophagus, and stomach, "unequivocal symptom of attempted survival."
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