Thursday, March 01, 2007

Accused....José Emilio Suárez Trashorras

A Spanish citizen, Trashorras is charged with the murder of 192 people, and being an accessory in the attempted murder of 1824. In addition there are charges of collaborating with a terrorist organisation, 18 attempted murders in Leganés, 5 charges of criminal damage, possession and supply of explosive substances, car theft, falsification of official documents and a crime against the public health. The total sentence asked for by the prosecution for these offences is 38,667 years imprisonment.

Trashorras is a former miner who worked between 1998 and 2002 in the Conchita mine in Asturias, belonging to the company Caolines de Merillés, after which he was retired on health grounds due to depression and paranoid schizophrenia. It is from this mine that the explosive used in the bombs is alleged to have been stolen. He has a history of trafficking with hashish and was also a police informer. His ex-wife, Carmen Toro, has declared that both of them were present in the house at Morata de Tajuña where the bombs are alleged to have been prepared in February 2004.

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