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Suspended sentence and fine in Julen’s case as parties agree plea deal

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The trial for the Julen case has lasted just 30 minutes.

David Serrano, owner of the farm where the fatal well was located was sentenced to one year in prison, and the payment of a compensation of almost €180,000 euros to Victoria García and José Roselló, the minor’s parents.

Serrano was also fine 663,982.45 euros to be paid the Junta de Andalucía.

The sentence was agreed on Monday and that the accused has accepted on Tuesday,  serious at all times, as part of guilty plea, the case of the accident that ended with the child’s death.

The conviction considers a crime of homicide for serious imprudence proven, but the prosecutor’s office and the private prosecution – executed by the parents – have agreed to reduce the penalty up to one year in prison for the existence of two principal mitigators. The first, that Serrano has already made a “partial repair” of the compensation, entering on Monday 25,000 of the almost 180,000 euros of the amount to be paid to the parents – the rest will be done in installments of 50 euros per month. The second is the late recognition of the facts. “I want to apologize to the parents for the damage caused. At no time did I want anything to happen to the child, ”said Serrano. The parties have also pledged not to appeal the conviction.

The defendant thus avoids jail, because he lacks a criminal record and all parties have accepted the suspension of the sentence.

“I don’t consider you to be a dangerous person or to commit crimes in the future. The fact that he enters prison will not be necessary for any type of behavior to change. So the benefit of the suspension is going to be considered, ” the judge said.

El Pais 

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