Black widow sent for psy­chi­atric anal­y­sis

Doc­tor will es­tab­lish ‘level of re­spon­si­bil­ity’ which can be at­trib­uted

Costa Blanca News (North Edition) - - NEWS - By Dave Jones djones@cbnews.es

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

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