Black widow sent for psychiatric analysis
Doctor will establish ‘level of responsibility’ which can be attributed
THE WOMAN dubbed the ‘black widow’ by local Spanish media has been sent from her prison cell for psychiatric examination at the request of the public prosecution service.
María Concepción M.V – known as Conchi – is accused of slaying her latest husband in a knife attack in Alicante city on August 20.
The 45-year-old woman was arrested – along with her 58year-old carer Paco – after the 69-year-old victim from Guardamar del Segura was found by a National Police officer in a pool of blood, with the two suspects standing over him.
Conchi and the victim had been married for just two weeks when the killing took place – and he was her fourth husband.
The suspect claims she has severe mobility problems and has to use a wheelchair. However, she has been caught on camera walking unaided.
She was sent to prison on remand after being arrested at the scene of the crime.
A judicial source told state news agency EFE that the examination took place in Alicante city courthouse last Friday. They noted that Judge Manrique Tejada had sanctioned the move.
The examination was carried out by a member of the judicial medical institute.
According to EFE, it will serve to determine the ‘level of responsibility’ which can be attributed to the accused.
A preliminary examination which was carried out when the suspect was first arrested had found that she did not have any mental health problems ‘but this must now be ratified by a psychiatrist’.
Both María Concepción M.V, and her carer Francisco P.O, are due back in court on October 16 to make a declaration ‘at their own request’.
When they were first arrested both suspects refused to answer the questions posed by the investigating judge. The victim died after being stabbed repeatedly with a screwdriver.
The so-called black widow leaving Alicante courthouse after the psychiatric tests