• Lanzarote They investigate if some organic remains are of Romina Celeste, missing since New Year
  • Lanzarote The judge sends to prison for homicide and mistreatment the husband of Romina Celeste

The husband of the young Paraguayan resident in Lanzarote Romina Celeste Núñez, has confessed before the jury that he is trying him for homicide that killed her in the early hours of New Year's 2019, something he admits for the first time, and then made his body disappear.

On the first day of the trial that follows against Raúl Díaz Chacón in the Audience of Las Palmas, he has retracted what had always been his version since the day he was arrested by the Civil Guard: that his wife was found dead when he returned home at dawn and that he burned and threw the body into the sea because he feared that they would blame him. since Romina had denounced him before for sexist violence.

Through his defense, the defendant has pleaded guilty to homicide, ill-treatment and the rest of the charges made against him and has accepted the sentence proposed by the Prosecutor's Office and the victim's family: 15 years and nine months in prison, five years less than they had been demanding, because now they recognize in their favor the reparation of the damage (he has compensated the family with 300,000 euros) and the delays that has suffered the case.

His confession already definitively confirms that Romina Celeste Núñez, who was 29 years old, was the first victim of sexist violence in Spain in 2019 and puts an end to a case that had been awaiting trial for more than four and a half years for different resources and vicissitudes, to the point that the defendant was released in January because he had already exhausted the maximum time of imprisonment without sentence.

Romina Celeste, disappeared in January 2019EM

The case began to be investigated after the discovery of organic remains on a beach in the east of Lanzarote on January 5, 2019. The analysis determined that they corresponded to Romina Celeste, who disappeared on New Year's Eve.

Days later, the Court of Instruction number 1 of Arrecife (Lanzarote) ordered the entry into prison of her husband for the crimes of homicide or murder and habitual abuse. The magistrate considered that there were indications that Raúl Díaz Chacón had killed Romina Celeste, contrary to what he had maintained: that he found her dead on New Year's Eve when he returned home, became nervous and disposed of her body. The Civil Guard had subjected him to surveillance since he went to the barracks to report the disappearance of his wife, a week late.

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