In the trial it was shown that the player was driving under the influence of alcohol and at a speed higher than the allowed speed. A newly married couple died in the accident.
The Mexican forward Joao Maleck was found guilty this Friday of wrongful death aggravated by a car accident in which a couple died, which occurred in June 2019.
"The ruling was convicting, the two aggravating factors that he was coming at speeding and in state of drunkenness and Maleck's guilt in the crime of homicide, "the lawyer for one of the victims, Víctor Mejía, told the media after the hearing.
In a long hearing in which it was demonstrated that the 20-year-old soccer player was driving speeding and under the influence of alcohol, the judges of the Puente Grande state prison in Jalisco (western Mexico) ruled their responsibility in the death of Fernanda Peña and Alejandro Castro.
The evidence release period lasted for three days in which 22 of the 24 available testimonies were presented and the various expert opinions that support the aggravating circumstances, photographs and videos of the day of the events were shown, reported the Fernanda Peña's family.
The sentence for the double homicide and the amount of compensation for the next of kin of the victims will be announced next Friday at a new hearing and it is expected that insurance will be used for the amount of three million pesos (143,000 dollars / 121,000 euros).
Maleck crashed his car into that of a newly married couple who died instantly, for which he was taken to the Puente Grande prison, where he has remained for 16 months.
At the time of the accident, the defender was playing for Sevilla Atlético a subsidiary of the Seville team, in the Second B of Spanish football. The club terminated his contract, so his file now belongs to the Mexican Santos .
During the judicial process, the player's lawyers sought to prove that the car was circulating at a speed of no less than 35 kilometers per hour, but the expert reports of the Attorney General's Office of Jalisco finally proved speeding and a prohibited degree of breathalyzer.
Joao Maleck is the son of a Mexican mother and Cameroonian soccer player Jean-Claude Maleck who played for Tecos UAG and San Luis at the end of the last century.
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