The civil guard officer shot the Moroccan 17 times after they had got in an accident.
By Mohammed Amine Benabou
Rabat – The Supreme Court of Spain has upheld a 14-year sentence for a member of the Spanish Civil Guard, Angel Luis V.J., convicted of murdering a young Moroccan man in April 2016.
Luis shot Younes Slimani 17 times in his leg and head.
A grand jury determined the police officer suffered psychological problems.
The public prosecutor demanded a sentence of 21 years along with an indemnity of €145,000 as compensation for the victim’s legal beneficiaries.
According to a report of the Spanish justice committee, the civil guard officer was on sick leave at the time of the incident, but he kept his service firearm on him.
The officer fired gunshots at the victim following an accident between them on a highway outside of Madrid.
According to Euro Press, a Spanish news agency, the victim had confessed before judges that he killed “an innocent man” and that he “was fully aware of the damage” he had done.
The officer regretfully said, “I know the pain the family of the victim have to go through. I also lost my brother. There are no words to describe the pain.”