Oviedo (EFE) in his apartment in Oviedo on March 9.
As reported by the Superior Police Court of Asturias (TSJA), the magistrate initially qualifies the facts as a crime of homicide with sexual assault with penetration.
The court has issued the order after the person arrested, who apparently would have committed the crime after contracting a sexual encounter, has invoked his right not to testify.
The prosecutor sees murder
The Prosecutor of the Principality of Asturias had requested this precautionary measure from the court, although it considers that the facts could constitute a crime of murder and another of sexual assault, the Public Ministry has detailed.
The prosecutor based his request on the seriousness of the facts and the high sentence that could be imposed on the person being investigated in the event of a conviction, and on the grounds that there is a risk of flight, repeat criminal offenses, and concealment and destruction of evidence.
The woman’s body was found at noon on March 12, three days after the date on which, according to the investigation, her murder took place, with obvious signs of violence in her apartment on Amsterdam street, after her mother gave the alarm for not being able to contact her.
The body was found in the bathtub.
The body was found in the bathtub of the home with severe blows to the face and other injuries.
The investigation carried out during these almost three months was reinforced by agents of the National Police of the Homicide groups and of the Operational Coordination Unit of the General Commissariat of the Scientific Police of Madrid.
As detailed on Wednesday by the National Police in a statement, the agents carried out two inspections of the victim’s home and vehicle, where they found “various effects and vestiges” that allowed the investigation to progress.
Among them, they found a notebook with handwritten notes, three mobile phones, and several pieces of clothing cut off from the victim.
In addition, different vestiges were found in the house on which the researchers carried out DNA studies and other inquiries.
The investigation allowed the agents to determine that the alleged perpetrator could be a man who would have contracted a sexual encounter with the victim.
The agents finally arrested the alleged perpetrator last Monday at his home in the town of Pola de Lena, where “various effects possibly related to the crime” intervened.