The properly revered prison lawyer, and former chief inspector of the Policia Nacional, from Gran Canaria, died this Tuesday from first diploma burns suffered, based on stories, final Sunday when he was brutally attacked by a person, initially from Cape Verde, who lived on the lawyer’s farm, within the neighbourhood of El Gamonal.
The assailant, who has been named as Antonio PG, is alleged to have attacked and murdered Juan Betancor – 72 years outdated – by spraying him with flammable liquid and setting him on hearth, then trapping him in a water tank, having additionally threatened the sufferer’s spouse with a knife to her neck to make her hand over her cellphone eradicating her skill to name for assist. The girl is claimed to saved her personal life by climbing by means of a window after which leaping a three-meter wall, fleeing down a hill from the farm till she was helped by a neighbour. Antonio PG is believed to have already confessed himself because the perpetrator of the seemingly unprovoked assault.
The detainee, who was arrested on the scene, was taken again to the farm – positioned within the space referred to as Gamonal Alto – on Tuesday, accompanied by judicial investigators and his lawyer, as they proceeded to enter and search the property, accumulating all types of proof to attempt to make clear the details of a criminal offense that has shocked the island, native authorized professionals and native residents of this quiet rural inhabitants within the north east foothills of Gran Canaria above the city of Santa Brígida.
In keeping with sources inside the investigation, Juan Betancor normally went to his farm on weekends along with his spouse, the place they’d a rustic home. The alleged assassin, initially from Cape Verde, apparently lived on the farm and took care of it, having lived there for greater than a decade. In keeping with what the deceased’s spouse is reported to have instructed brokers investigating, all the pieces was regular after they arrived on Saturday, however by Sunday morning all the pieces had modified.
She went to the kitchen to organize breakfast whereas her husband went out to the backyard, however then she mentioned she started to listen to screams and realised that it was her husband crying for assist. When she went out to the storage she was approached by Antonio PG who, we’re instructed, hit her a number of occasions, earlier than throwing her to the bottom then pinned her there with the burden of his physique earlier than holding a knife to her neck and threatening to kill her if she didn’t hand him her cell phone. The alleged killer was apparently making an attempt to forestall the lady from calling the police to alert them to what was taking place.
After initially refusing to provide him her telephone, she handed it over to him when he began to press the knife to her throat, earlier than he then locked her in a room of the home.
Terrified, she opened a window and managed to leap by means of it, avoiding the alleged assassin and operating to the again space the place she scaled a three-meter wall, leaping over it and fleeing down a slope, by means of a wooded space to achieve the street. Mrs Betancor went to a neighbour’s home the place she shouted for assist, and the neighbour referred to as the emergency providers. Whereas they had been ready for the police, they are saying the attacker was strolling in the direction of the home the place they each barricaded themselves in, however a Native Police patrol from Santa Brígida arrived and detained the suspected attacker.
When the policemen ran to Juan Betancor’s home, they arrived to listen to his screams and located him struggling in a big water tank, pulling him out of the water, they may see burns over the vast majority of his physique. It’s thought that Antonio PG first hit the lawyer, in an space close to the storage, and sprayed him with a flammable liquid after which set him on hearth .
The investigators are reported to be working with the speculation that Betancor, engulfed in flames, ran 5 meters to the water tank to attempt to save his personal life. The brokers discovered the door into the cistern jammed shut with utensils that, presumably, positioned there by the aggressor in order that his sufferer couldn’t escape.
Investigators at the moment are making an attempt to make clear whether or not Antonio PG had overwhelmed and set hearth to Juan Betancor earlier than or after threatening his spouse with the knife.
In courtroom at present, Antonio PG was despatched to await trial in jail. In precept, he’s more likely to be investigated and charged with a criminal offense of homicide and the tried homicide, harm and unlawful detention of Mrs Betancor.