An Alicante woman has been jailed for 14 years for killing a five-year-old girl in February 2014, which was looking after in the San Gabriel area of the city. The woman, who was 32 at the time, called the emergency services saying the girl had fallen in the bathroom. The youngster died the following day at Alicante’s General Hospital as a result of three strong blows to the head, and as well as showing signs of ill treatment, she was also malnourished..
The woman was looking after the girl as the biological father was in prison and the mother did not have the resources to care for her. The mother told the court if she had known she was being abusive she would never have let her daughter stay with her. The prosecution hinted that the woman’s 11 year-old son may also have had something to do with the abuse, but the court said they found no evidence of this.