On 30 May 2011, Rosa Galera, a 27-year-old resident of the municipality of Fines, was murdered by her ex-partner and father of the daughter they had in common, Óscar Perales.
The murderer, also a resident of this municipality, was sentenced to 21 years and 6 months in prison, and now, 10 years later, he will be released from prison between 16 and 20 October.
This is what the National Police reportedly told the family, who were devastated after that terrible event which mobilised residents from all over the Almanzora region, first in the search for the young woman, and then in the suffering of an entire town.
The indignation of the family is expressed by María Ángeles Martos in the microphones of La Comarca Noticias; “during these 10 years we were aware that this could happen. We are upset, we are angry, because it means reliving what happened, the evil that this man did and how little he is going to pay”.
Even though it could happen,” continues the family spokesperson, “we don’t understand it. We have been on tenterhooks all this time, 10 years of trials, appeals and fights in the courts. The sentence he was given is not what we were asking for, despite all the damage he caused us, and now, incomprehensibly for us, he is on the street”.
“He has a restraining order and cannot go near any member of the family or set foot in the municipality of Fines. We can do nothing more than be alert and if we see him, because we think he is capable of coming, the only thing left is to report him. That is why we also ask all the neighbours to be alert and if they see him here, please let us know. Now is the only way we have to defend ourselves”.