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CRIME

Seville judge dismisses new story from Marta’s killer

Carcaño tells police his stepbrother killed the teen with a blow to the head

Javier Martín-Arroyo

A Seville judge on Friday dismissed a complaint against the brother of the convicted killer of 17-year-old Marta del Castillo, whose body has still not been found four years after the crime.

Miguel Carcaño, the teenager’s boyfriend and murderer, gave investigators seven different versions of events, leading them on a wild goose chase for Marta’s body in dumps, fields and the Guadalquivir River.

Now, Carcaño has told the police that it was his stepbrother Francisco Javier Delgado, a security guard, who killed Marta with a blow to the head with the butt of his gun, and that he merely helped dispose of the body. Again, no specific burial site was provided.

Judge Francisco de Asís Molina criticized the police for awarding credibility to this new, “non-rigorous” and “unlikely” version of events from Carcaño, who claims he was too scared of his stepbrother to accuse him until now.

The judge said the police should not have taken another statement from Carcaño, especially when he has already been convicted of a crime against the moral integrity of Marta’s family as a result of his constant lies, which gave relatives false hope of being able to give her a proper burial. “With this it is repeating the same conduct that deserved that conviction, and facilitating a renewed example of the cruelty of his changing version of events as to the whereabouts of the body,” the judge said.

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