Mexican striker

Joao Maleck

was found guilty this Friday of

aggravated manslaughter by a car accident in

which a couple died, which occurred in June 2019.

"The ruling was convicting, the two aggravating factors that he was coming at speeding and


and the guilt of Maleck in the crime of homicide

were accredited

," said the lawyer for one of the victims, Víctor Mejía, to the media. communication after the hearing.

In a long hearing in which it was demonstrated that the 20-year-old soccer player was driving at


and under the influence of alcohol, the judges of the Puente Grande state prison in Jalisco (western Mexico) ruled his responsibility in the death by Fernanda Peña and Alejandro Castro.

The evidence release period lasted three days in which 22 of the 24 available testimonies were presented and the various expert opinions that support the aggravating circumstances, photographs and videos of the day of the events, were shown, Fernanda Peña's family reported.

The sentence for the double homicide and the amount of compensation for the families of the victims will be announced next Friday in a new hearing and it is expected that insurance will be used in the amount of

three million pesos

(143,000 dollars / 121,000 euros).

Maleck crashed his car into that of a

newly married couple

who died instantly, for which he was taken to the Puente Grande prison where he has been for 16 months.

At the time of the accident, the defender was

playing for Sevilla Atlético

, a subsidiary of the Seville team, in the Second B of Spanish football.

The club terminated his contract, so his file now belongs to the




During the judicial process, the player's lawyers sought to prove that the car was circulating at a speed of not less than 35 kilometers per hour, but the expert reports of the Jalisco General Prosecutor's Office finally proved the speeding and a prohibited degree of alcohol.

Joao Maleck is the son of a Mexican mother and the Cameroonian soccer player

Jean-Claude Maleck

, who played for Tecos UAG and San Luis at the end of the last century.

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