The prosecutor in the Marta del Castillo case informed the court on Monday that a new witness has come forward who puts Francisco Javier Delgado, brother of the main accused, Miguel Carcaño, at the scene of the crime on the night of January 24-25, 2009, when Marta is thought to have died.
The un-named witness says he picked Delgado up near the bar where he works in Sevilla and drove him to the flat on Calle León XIII where Marta was killed.
Delgado faces a possible eight years in prison as an accomplice in the crime, and claims to have been working in the bar until 3am that night. No further details of the witness’s evidence have yet been confirmed, but El Mundo indicates that he has told police that he drove Delgado to Calle León XIII between midnight and 2am on January 25, 2009.
His evidence could prove key in throwing more light on the extent of Delgado’s involvement in the crime. Investigations to confirm the veracity of this new evidence are expected to be completed by Wednesday, after which it’s hoped the witness can be questioned in court next week.
He is understood to have approached police last Thursday after recognising Delgado’s voice and face during the broadcasts of the trial.