MEN WHO KILL THEIR PARTNERS ARE NOT MENTALLY ILL, OR DRUG ADDICTS OR ALCOHOLICS, ACCORDING TO A STUDY OF THE CGPJ

MADRID, (, SERVIMEDIA) The men who kill their partners or ex-partners are neither mentally ill nor drug addicts, nor alcoh’catholic. Ésta is one of the conclusions of a study on the 147 judgments of the courts of the jury between 2001 and 2005 in all Espa&bath;, carried out by the group of experts on Violence Doméndustry and Género of the General Council of Judicial Power (CGPJ), whose development’n está to the point of conclude.

The above-mentioned study was commissioned by the President of the Observatory against Violence Doméndustry and Género and Vowel of the CGPJ, Montserrat Comas, in order to have a radiografía of murders and homicides committed within the couple, when they are judged and sentenced. Así, s&number;n this research’n, s’in 5.4% of cases are consider’ as a mitigating alteration’n psíquica. As a defense, in his versi’n complete and incomplete, were taken into account s’in 2%, and in 6.8% of the sentences, respectively. In what refers to the consumption of beverages alcoh’licas, and drugs, as a mitigating circumstance as s’it has appreciated by 3.4% of the decisions, while the defense incomplete has been admitted to a 2% percent of the sentences. This study demystifies the t’peak of the perpetrator of the murders have been killed by their partner or ex-partner, moved for an alteration’re mental or because of a adicci’n the consumption of drugs or alcohol. According to the same research’n, the 94% of murders and homicides that have occurred in the reference period were committed by men while 5,51% remaining carried out by women. Of the total of 147 sentences, 96.5% were convicted and 3.4% acquittals. Not consist, právirtually, prior complaints to the facts, despite the fact that in some sentences it picks up the existence of attacks and threats earlier. In the cited study, alsoén, it follows that in 51% of the crímenes incurred by violence doméa or género existía vílink marriage and in 48% the relationship’n affective was of the coexistence of fact or of dating. In 79% of the cases studied, the home com&number;n or vívictim was the scene of the crime. 64% of the vívictims tenían, sons and daughters, and in the 12,59% of the cases of éhese were eyewitnesses to the crime. In terms of the nationality of the author, in 73% of cases is espa&bath;ol and the rest, 26 percent, is foreign. Also, in regard to the vívictims, 70 percent are espa&bath;waves. The remaining, the 29,58 percent, are foreign. This is the first time that is performed in Espa&bath;a study of these characterífeatures and with this scope, on the basis of the judgments issued by the Courts of the Jury, competent for the prosecution of murders and homicides. The research’n completeá in a period of approximately four months. For the development’re the same it has been necessary to contest eight judges as belonging to the above-mentioned group of experts, two lawyers/ace of the CGPJ and two members of the ’body of government of the judges, así as an expert in forensic medicine.