Manuela Chavero Trial | The trial for the crime of Manuela Chavero: five morning and afternoon sessions at the Badajoz Court

Manuela Chavero Trial | The trial for the crime of Manuela Chavero: five morning and afternoon sessions at the Badajoz Court
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The trial for the crime of Manuela Chavero: five morning and afternoon sessions at the Badajoz CourtTHE CHRONIC

He trial for the death of Manuela Chaverothe 42-year-old resident of Monesterio who disappeared in the early hours of July 5, 2016 and whose body was found four years later on a farm in the municipality, It will be held for 5 days – from May 13 to 17 – in morning and afternoon sessions at the Provincial Court of Badajoz.

A popular jury will be in charge of deciding whether the only person accused of these events, Eugenio D., is guilty or not, in a hearing that is expected to be covered by numerous media outlets inside and outside the region, due to the media impact it has had. had this case from the first moment.

The private prosecution, carried out by the lawyer Verónica Guerrero, the prosecutor’s office and the Clara Campoamor Association, request permanent reviewable prison for the accused for murder with treachery and to prevent the discovery of another crime, subsequent to a crime against sexual freedom on the same victim.

In addition, the lawyer for Manuela Chavero’s sister and mother asks that the accused be sentenced to 20 years in prison for illegal detention and another three years for each of the three crimes of mental injuries suffered by the sister and parents of the victim or alternatively for three crimes against moral integrity, punishable by two years each.

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For his part, José Antonio Carrasco, who is defending Eugenio D., – in prison since his arrest in September 2020 – maintains that Manuela Chavero’s death was accidental, which is why he requests the acquittal of his client.

As this newspaper already reported, the selection process for the jury members started a couple of weeks ago. On the first day of the trial, the parties will select the 9 members and two substitutes that will make it up from among the candidates that have been selected. Of the 36 who were assigned by lottery, 6 presented excuses for not participating in the process.

The facts, according to the prosecution

According to the public prosecutor’s account, in the early hours of July 5, 2016, around 2:15 a.m., the accused, who was 23 years old at the time, went to the home of Manuela Chavero, who was alone inside. After starting a conversation with her – they had both known each other for many years – He convinced her to accompany him to a house owned by his family.about 80 meters from the victim’s, with the “excuse” to return a crib that he had lent him for the daughter of some friends who had visited him a year before.

Manuela left her house to pick up the crib, with the intention of returning immediately, since she left the light in the living room, the kitchen and the television on and she did not take her cell phone or the keys, but instead took others that were next to her. to the door.

Once at the house of Eugenio D., the accused He approached her “sexually” and then hit her several times “with the aim of causing her death”. Later, he transported her body in a vehicle to the farm where he buried her. The body remained in this place until September 18, 2020, after the young man was detained by agents of the Central Operational Unit (UCO) of the Civil Guard. Two days later, Eugenio D. entered, as the alleged perpetrator of Manuela’s death.

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