Flamenco star begins 3-year jail term for killing

17th January 2007, Comments 0 comments

17 January 2007, SEVILLE — Farruquito, one of Spain's most famous flamenco stars, was beginning a three-year jail term on Wednesday for the hit-run-and run killing of a pedestrian.

17 January 2007

SEVILLE — Farruquito, one of Spain's most famous flamenco stars, was beginning a three-year jail term on Wednesday for the hit-run-and run killing of a pedestrian.

But the gypsy dancer could be out of prison within eight months as he has been sent to a third grade prison in Seville.

At first the star may only be allowed out for the weekend if he behaves himself behind bars.

Juan Manuel Fernández Montoya, better known as 'Farruquito', was sent to jail late on Tuesday for the manslaughter of a 35-year-old married man in September 2003.

Initially, Farruquito went into hiding and later tried to blame the killing on his younger brother. 

But the 24-year-old performer, whose full name is Juan Manuel Fernandez Montoya, was ordered to serve a jail term instead of doing community service or paying a fine by a judge last year.

Judge Angeles Saez Elegido had rejected a request for lenient treatment.

The dancer, once voted one of the 50 most beautiful people, is the grandson of

legendary flamenco dancer Farruco and son of acclaimed singer El Moreno.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news


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