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Title: Spanish woman who killed daughter's rapist goes free pending official pardon
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Spanish woman who killed daughter's rapist goes free pending official pardon "Mari Carmen Garcia set fire to the man found guilty o...
Spanish woman who killed daughter's rapist goes free pending official pardon "Mari Carmen Garcia set fire to the man found guilty of raping her youngest daughter in 1998 when she was 13 years old.
The man, identified only as Antonio C.V, had been sentenced to nine years for the crime but was on day release from prison in June 2005 when he approached his victim's mother at a bus stop near her home in Benjuzar, near Alicante, on Spain's Costa Blanca.
When he asked after her daughter, Mrs Garcia became so enraged she went and fetched a bottle of petrol, doused him with fuel and then set him alight. He died in hospital from the burns several days later.
Her case won her sympathy across Spain but a judge sentenced her to nine and a half years in jail, a sentence that was reduced to five years on appeal to the Supreme Court.
The court this week agreed to suspend her sentence pending an application for an official pardon for her crime after a petition bearing 5,000 signatures was handed to judicial authorities in her support. She had served a total of one year and ten days in prison."

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