“It is shameful that Mari Luz’s father has brought himself to complain,” was the reaction of Clarence Mitchell, the spokesman for the McCann couple, in response to the request from Juan Jose Cortés that the posters with the photo of his daughter beside Madeleine should not be distributed.
Friday, February 25, 2011
Isabel Garcia on LIVE TV told the world Santiago del Valle killed Mariluz...
The shock admission came after she had told the court that her husband was not guilty
Isabel García, the wife of Santiago del Valle, who is currently in court charged with the murder of the Huelva five year old, Marí Luz Cortés, has said on live television that her husband killed the child.
Previously the accused’s wife had been considered as being capable of saying any story to defend her husband, but speaking to Ana Rosa Quintana on her Telecinco programme on Friday morning, she said that her husband killed the child by accident.
She said the child fell and hit her head by accident, and once unconscious, her husband and sister in law, believing the child to be dead, put her in a shopping trolley and took her to the river in the car. They threw her in not knowing she was still alive.
The story matches what the forensic scientists have already said during the court hearing.
Asked why they did not take the child to hospital, she replied that her sister in law was scared.
In tears she said, ‘I don’t want my husband to hate me’. She expressed regret for the suffering caused to Mari Luz’s family and said that she was very sorry.
The prosecutor in the case asked on Friday for Isabel García to be investigated for a possible crime of false witness, given that in court on February 16th she said her husband was not guilty of the crime and put the blame on her sister in law, Rosa del Valle.
The court case took a recess on the news of the revelation on television.