Baby murder trial begins in Almeria

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CASE OPEN: the baby died almost immediately ©Google Maps

The trial of a 37-year-old man accused of murdering his partner’s 45-day-old baby begins today (Monday) in an Almeria courtroom.

According to prosecutor’s provisional documents, the suspect – known only as Hicham B. – allegedly murdered the new-born after claiming his partner was not keeping the house clean.

And the baby died of brain trauma practically immediately, the according to the Public Ministry.

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Prosecutors said the events happened at a property in Nijar’s Campohermoso district in June 2016.

Lawyers are requesting 26 years and 9 months in jail for the alleged murder and domestic violence taking place over a two-year period.

Hicham B. went on the run and planned to evade charges by fleeing to Morocco. But agents tracked him down to a caravan in a Nijar shanty town where he was arrested, according to a Guardia Civil investigation

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