The ex-boyfriend of the woman whose mutilated corpse was found in Marbella this Sunday has confessed to the National Police that he was the one who killed her.
The man, 45 years old and Colombian nationality, was arrested this Monday by the National Police after the victim's family saw the images of the decapitated body without hands found on a Marbella beach.
They thought it was her and so they expressed it at the police station.
Three days after the arrest, the man, with whom he had had a five-month relationship in 2022 and on whom a restraining order fell, has confessed to the crime and has already been sent to prison.
A close friend helped move the woman and her murderer to the beach where the crime was committed, for which he is considered a co-perpetrator of the events and will go to court this Friday.
The Civil Guard has confirmed that the body found in the water belongs to the woman thanks to DNA tests.
This is the fifth sexist murder so far this year in Spain.
After two intense days of work, the investigators from the Marbella police station in charge of the case already had as their main hypothesis that the body found in the water without head or hands and with an incision in the abdomen was that of the missing 46-year-old woman. and also Colombian nationality.
The information provided by the relatives, the violent character of her ex-partner and the absence of evidence that could link the crime with drug trafficking were important arguments to direct the investigation towards the ex-boyfriend.
He was arrested early on Monday, initially for violating a restraining order that the judicial authority had imposed on him after a complaint by the woman for ill-treatment.
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This Wednesday, two days later, one of his closest friends was also arrested for his alleged involvement in the girl's disappearance.
Today, "given the evidence that directly incriminated him in the disappearance of the woman," according to the National Police in a statement, "the main suspect has acknowledged the crime at police headquarters before being brought to justice."
Immediately afterwards, the Court of Violence against Women number 1 of Marbella has agreed to enter him in provisional prison, communicated and without bail.
He is being investigated for the crimes of murder and violation of a restraining order, as reported by the Superior Court of Justice of Andalusia.
The agents carried out a reconstruction of the events in a corner of the Marbella coast early this morning, as can be seen in a video sent by the National Police.
The man has repeated his actions to explain how he ended the life of her ex-partner and threw her mutilated body into the sea.
Several members of the Scientific Police have also carried out a visual inspection and collected traces.
The confessed author has explained that his friend, arrested this Wednesday, was the one who drove him with the victim to the scene of the crime in a car, which has been intervened in Madrid.
He is considered a co-author of the events and will go to court tomorrow in Marbella.
The man who has confessed to the crime and the murdered woman had had a relationship that began at the beginning of the summer and lasted five months.
In November, she decided to end the engagement.
That's where her problems began, which led her to file a complaint for mistreatment.
The confessed murderer settled in December for a conviction for the commission of a crime of ill-treatment.
The sentence, handed down by the Court for Violence against Women in Marbella, included a sentence of six months in prison -suspended for two years due to the agreement with the prosecution- and another 16 months of prohibition of communication and approach to the victim.
Later he threatened her over the phone.
And last Sunday her relatives could no longer contact her.
When they saw on social networks the images of her body found on Las Cañas beach that same day, which some witnesses had recorded, they recognized her and notified the police.
Meanwhile, the Civil Guard carried out an investigation in parallel to try to identify the body, a task that has been complex in the absence of head and hands.
The body remains in the Institute of Legal Medicine of Malaga, where an autopsy and DNA tests have been performed, the results of which have confirmed the identity of the murdered woman, as reported by the Civil Guard.
The first information indicated that he had been in the water for "very few hours" and that he could have died "on the same day of the discovery," according to sources in the case.
The data were ruling out other hypotheses —such as that it was a death related to drug trafficking— and were tightening the siege on the ex-partner of the disappeared woman, who became the main suspect, until she finally confessed.
The proceedings were initiated by the Investigating Court number 5 of Marbella, although due to the facts investigated they were later taken over by the Court of Violence against Women of Marbella, which has directed and coordinated the investigation.
The case is still pending the search for cadaveric remains, a procedure that is expected to be carried out jointly by both police forces.
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