Teenager who burned woman alive ‘for fun’ jailed
21 April 2006
BARCELONA — A teenager who burned alive a homeless woman for fun was jailed for eight years.
The 17-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, and two friends set fire to María Rosario E.P, 50, as she slept in a bank doorway.
She died from her injuries in hospital.
The attack happened in Sarria, one of Barcelona’s most exclusive areas, in December.
The 17-year-old was convicted of murder at a court in Barcelona.
The youths, one of whom was only 16, started insulting the victim, then began hitting and three hours later, returned to finally set her on fire.
They were arrested after security cameras caught the incident on film.
Police sources said the three appeared to set the woman on fire “for no other reason but to amuse themselves”.
She had been sleeping in the doorway of the bank trying to seek refuge from the cold.
The victim suffered second and third degree burns on 65 percent of her body and died hours later in hospital.
The two others are due to go on trial later.
[Copyright EFE with Expatica]
Subject: Spanish news