Carla Aliño | Valencia (EFE)
These are the most notable events that have occurred in these 30 years, almost 11,000 days of one of the most mediatic criminal cases in Spain.
13.11.1992/ Miriam García, Antonia Gómez and Desirée Hernández disappear in the town of Alcàsser, very close to Valencia.
01.27.1993/ The bodies of the three girls, aged 14 and 15, are found half-buried in the area of La Romana, near the Tous dam.
01.28.1993/ Miguel Ricart is arrested for making a false statement, while Antonio Anglés, the main suspect in the crime, goes on the run and since then his whereabouts have been unknown.
01.30.1993/ The triple funeral of the girls is celebrated in Alcàsser before numerous media.
04.26.1993/ The court of Alzira (Valencia), which investigates the proceedings of the case, lifts the secrecy of the summary.
05.12.1997/ The trial for the triple crime begins, with Miguel Ricart, “el Rubio”, as the only defendant.
09.05.1997/ The Court of Valencia sentences Ricart to 170 years in prison for the kidnapping, rape and murder of the three girls.
05.26.1999/ The Supreme Court confirms the prison sentence imposed on the only defendant for the triple crime.
01.24.2000/ The general director of the Police, Juan Cotino, assures that the negotiations with the Irish police are intensifying to determine if some skeletal remains found in the port of Dublin belong to Antonio Anglés.
04.04.2001/ The Government delegate in the Valencian Community, Carmen Mas, points out that the DNA analyzes carried out by the Police on the bones found in Ireland reveal that they do not belong to Anglés.
Fulfillment of the sentence of the convicted Ricart
05.22.2011/ Ricart would have served his sentence. However, the Court of Valencia agrees to apply the Parot doctrine requested by the Clara Campoamor Association, which awarded prison benefits successively to each sentence and not over the maximum of 30 years, so his departure was delayed until 2023.
04.24.2013/ The Investigating Court number 6 of Alzira (Valencia) refuses to consider as prescribed the crimes for which Antonio Anglés was prosecuted, whose whereabouts remain unknown.
21.10.2013/ The European Court of Human Rights annuls the “Parot doctrine”. Eight days later, Ricart is released.
12.4.2013/ The State Attorney announces to the Court of Valencia the filing of an appeal before the Supreme Court against the release of Ricart.
Relatives of the victims and various associations also appealed, although in the end, the high court considered that none of these parties had the legitimacy to oppose the order of the Court of Valencia which, in application of the annulment of the Parot doctrine, declared the sentence extinguished.
12.12.2013/ Ricart crosses the border with France.
07.03.2019/ The Civil Guard investigates the appearance of some bones in the place where the Alcàsser girls were murdered.
11.09.2019 / It is confirmed that the bones correspond to the fingers of Miriam García, one of the three victims.
10.21.2021 / The Investigating Court number 6 of Alzira orders the analysis of hair and other evidence of the case at the request of one of the popular accusations.
European informative campaign to locate Anglés
11.04.2021/ The National Police requests permission from the court that is conducting the investigation into the triple crime of Alcàsser to start a European-wide information campaign to request citizen collaboration to locate the fugitive Antonio Anglés.
01.18.2022/ The Irish police rule out that a skull found on the coast of that country in 2006 is that of Antonio Anglés.
04.28.2022/ The popular prosecution requests that the remains of the victims be identified with DNA tests in order to narrow the accusation against Anglés, in case he is still alive, and “put an end to absurd theories” and conspiracies.
05.06.2022/ A new inspection, by the Civil Guard, of Miguel Ricart’s car determines the existence of traces of blood in his vehicle, but DNA extraction is impossible.
07.11.2022/ A court in Alzira orders new DNA analyzes to be carried out on the underwear of the three murdered girls and other remains found in various scenes related to this event, such as the carpet in which they were wrapped.
12.20.2022/ The Mossos d’Esquadra and the Urban Guard of Barcelona detain Miguel Ricart, 53, in a drug-store in the Raval neighborhood of the Catalan capital, and two days later he is released.