Teenager first to face trial for Madrid bombings

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22 October 2004, MADRID - The first trial of a suspect implicated in the Madrid train bombings in Madrid will open on 15 November with a 16-year-old in the dock, it was reported Friday.

22 October 2004

MADRID - The first trial of a suspect implicated in the Madrid train bombings in Madrid will open on 15 November with a 16-year-old in the dock, it was reported Friday.

Spanish judicial sources said late Thursday Gabriel Montoya is accused of helping to transport the explosives used in the attacks on four commuter trains which killed 191 people in Spain's worst terrorist attack and injured another 1,900.

Montoya will face trial in a youth offenders court in Madrid, the sources said.

If found guilty, he faces detention in a youth centre because of his age rather than jail.

Montoya is one of 19 suspects held on suspicion of involvement in the attacks. The majority are Moroccan nationals.

Warrants have been issued for another six suspects while seven others blew themselves up in a police raid on a flat a southern suburb of Madrid on 3 April.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

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