They murder and burn a young man from La Puebla de Cartagena in a car, and the Civil Guard arrests his ex-girlfriend and a friend as suspects in the crime
That they are giving me a beating, that they are going to kill me!». These were the last words the sister of
Juan Manuel Rodriguez, the 34-year-old man, whose body was found burned inside a vehicle, a white Hyundai Tucson, in a field area on the outskirts of the
Cartagena deputation of La Puebla, at dawn this Monday, after five thirty in the morning. It was through an alarming call that she received at 3 hours, just 36 seconds, and in which, in addition to those words, Jessica, “terrified”,
she heard desperate screams and blows that shook her. Afterwards there was only silence and despite repeated calls to his brother’s cell phone, he never heard his voice again.
His cell phone rang again a few hours later. In the morning. This time it was a family member who called her to give her the fatal news. His worst omens were fulfilled.
They had found his brother, dead, inside his car and burned. Agents of the Local Police of Cartagena, stationed at the Pozo Estrecho barracks, a nearby town, arrived at the scene in just a few minutes after being alerted by residents of the Los Maines area of the fire in a car.
A team of firefighters from the Cartagena security park also attended, and when they put out the intense flames they realized that there was a person inside, in the back seats. After that, they notified the Civil Guard, which took over the case and informed the court on duty, for the removal of the body.
Nany García points to the place where the car burned. /
Specialists from the Organic Unit of the Judicial Police of the Civil Guard of Murcia assumed the investigation and carried out the first technical-visual inspection at the scene of the events. For this reason, and after a series of inquiries between the relatives and neighbors of the deceased, all of them from the town, about three in the afternoon of last Monday
they arrested an 18-year-old girl and the deceased’s ex-girlfriend, and a boy whose age did not transcend and her current partner.
They were arrested in Los Alcázares, where both had taken refuge in the home of two individuals of Arab origin. A dozen patrols from the Benemérita participated in the operation. Both are being investigated for their alleged relationship with the death of Juan Manuel Rodríguez, according to sources in the investigation. The alleged culprits of the events lived during the last two years squatting in houses in La Puebla, very close to their victim.
The deceased, according to his brother, had received threats that they were going to kill him and burn his house with his mother inside
Threats and coercion
In the arrest of the two boys, according to relatives of the attacked, it had a lot to do with the fact that Juan Manuel had received “constant threats from both of them for several months, in which he
They warned that they were going to kill him and burn his house with him and my mother inside», Adán Rodríguez, the brother of the deceased, explained, with a broken voice to THE TRUTH.
My brother left the relationship with the girl, because she was at the same time with the other boy. The young woman insisted over and over to my brother that she wanted to continue, but he refused. He did not want a relationship in this way and for that reason, we believe, he received constant threats, which, now, as we have seen, have unfortunately been carried out, “added Adán. Despite the warnings and coercion, Juan Manuel never filed a formal complaint, because “he believed they were not serious,” said the brother of the deceased.
The kids were arrested after taking refuge in a house in Los Alcázares where two Maghreb lived
The deceased lived with his mother on José Ventura Street, where he arrived at around 1:30 am, after spending part of the night with a friend in a local bar. “At that time he received calls from hidden numbers and threatening wasaps, allegedly from the two detainees.
He, alerted, went home afraid that they might do something to his mother», Nany García, a friend of the deceased and authorized by the family to speak with THE TRUTH, told this newspaper. With the intention of settling everything, Juan Manuel left his home, around two in the morning, with his ex-girlfriend, who had gone to the property to ask him to see each other. Both, according to personal sources, got into his car and drove off.
At approximately three in the morning, it was when Juan Manuel made the call of “despair” to his sister Jessica, and two hours and forty minutes later, when they found him already burned. What happened during that time is what the Civil Guard agents are investigating, to clarify some facts that have surprised the entire population due to their “cruelty”.
The body was left in such bad condition that it took several hours and a DNA test to identify it.. This Tuesday at noon he was at the Institute of Legal Medicine of the port city, to perform the corresponding autopsy. From the results it will be determined whether Juan Manuel was still alive after the beating he was given and if he died, later, burned.