Seville (EFE).- For many years, January 24 ceased to be just another day on the calendar. As has happened every year since 2009, the name of Marta del Castillo reappears with the same force as her family, who continues to search for her fourteen years after her disappearance and murder, an event that, in the words of her grandfather, José Antonio Casanueva, provokes a “physical and psychological” torture that does not seem to have an end.
On the fourteenth anniversary of her disappearance and murder, the Seville capital has been the scene of a rally in memory of the young woman within the acts that are being organized to ask that the search for her body not stop.
At the event, José Antonio Casanueva, accompanied by some of his closest friends, wanted to remember his granddaughter Marta once again with a small tribute so that her murder does not fall into oblivion no matter how many years go by.
Without rest for fourteen years
In the concentration, which took place in the vicinity of the Jardines de Murillo, in the vicinity of the Prado de San Sebastián courts, a minute’s silence was observed for the young woman and a manifesto was read in which she requested justice for Marta, who today would be 31 years old, and that her body can be found and buried so that both she and her family can rest.
Subsequently, the concentrates went quietly to the nearby courts of the Prado de San Sebastián and in its vicinity they placed a banner reading “Marta, Spain does not forget you. Justice, yes» and they deposited a floral offering and a photograph of the young woman.
In statements to journalists, Casanueva has once again asked those involved in the case to reveal where his granddaughter’s body is to close, after so much, a chapter that has too many blank pages and as many unknowns.
Miguel Carcaño, the only one convicted of the murder of Marta del Castillo
Miguel Carcaño was the only one found guilty for the murder of Marta del Castillo, sentenced to 21 years and three months in jail. The other four defendants were acquitted for lack of evidence, while Carcaño is still serving his sentence today.
The courts have recently denied the request to investigate the mobile phones of Carcaño’s brother Francisco Javier Delgado; of the former girlfriend of Delgado, María García Mendaro; of his friend Samuel Benítez, and of the then minor Francisco Javier García, which has meant the umpteenth and last setback for Marta’s family, who speaks of a “black hand” that could extend beyond the judicial system to protect some of them. those involved.
Fourteen years since January 24, 2009. Fourteen years of “physical and psychological” torture that continues to cause suffering to a family that feels “buried alive.” As José Antonio Casanueva said, today was not the first time that a bouquet of flowers has been placed in the place where justice must be delivered. And if it continues like this, it would not be the last either.