The inquest into the death by alleged poisoning of Isabel Suárez Arias, political aunt of actor Luis Lorenzo, had this Wednesday the testimony of the old woman’s brother, who was the one who reported the case, and also of the nurse who attended the woman cared for in the house of the interpreter and his partner Arantxa Palomino in Rivas-Vaciamadrid. The victim, who died on June 28, 2021 at the age of 85, was “worse after arriving in Madrid” at her niece’s home, said Ana Elizabeth Vaca, the domestic worker who was watching over her and ratified Order 9 in court of Arganda del Rey his previous testimony before the Guardia Civil.
The lawyer for Isabel Suárez Arias’ brother, Luis Tuero, at the exit of the court in Madrid this Wednesday Video: EUROPA PRESS
Vaca began working from home through a service company and later agreed directly with the couple for a monthly salary of €1,800. Isabel Suárez Arias’ caregiver told the judge how the old woman’s health continued to deteriorate from the time she settled in Rivas-Vaciamadrid with the couple and their children until she died three months later. This statement, which is considered crucial for the clarification of the case, lasted almost three hours.
José María Suárez, the brother of the deceased, also confirmed the charges against the couple in court. It was he who initially reported the “disappearance” of his sister and, after learning that she had died at his niece’s home in Rivas-Vaciamadrid, requested an autopsy which revealed an alleged poisoning of the octogenarian with heavy metals (cadmium and manganese) resulted ). ). He accuses his relatives of having poisoned Isabel to confiscate his inheritance, arguing that when he was in Grado (Asturias) he had no illness other than deafness and cataracts.
Lorenzo and Palomino, who lived with the old woman along with their two minor children, aged 11 and 9, have been accused of murder since their arrest on May 25. According to the homicide investigators of the Madrid Commando, the motive for the alleged crime was the confiscation of the inheritance of the woman, who allegedly had the will changed in favor of Palomino. The judge provisionally released her as a precautionary measure after both pleaded not guilty. He will take her testimony again next Friday and decide whether or not to go to jail, as requested by the private prosecutor.
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The autopsy revealed that she died from “poisoning” with heavy metals. However, the lack of traces of it in the liver and respiratory tract has cast doubt on this being the cause of death. Cases are known where these metals pass into the blood after death due to a biochemical process and are later found in very high doses. For this reason, the public prosecutor’s office has requested a new forensic report to determine the exact cause of death. Other forensic experts who were consulted and familiar with the case affirm that “negligent or improper administration of medication” could also have occurred.
As one of the lawyers for the woman’s brother left the court, it was stressed that the carer’s account was “inconsistent” with regard to her first statements, in which she spoke of the old woman’s “abandoned situation”, which he had also diagnosed at the time with severe dementia.