JUAN Jose Asensio has received an extended sentence of one year and a half (in addition to his current four and a half years) for the manslaughter of his father’s ex-bodyguard, Antonio B.C.
The decision came after the appeal for cassation presented by the prosecutors that denied the attenuating circumstances of uncontrollable fear and self defense. Compensation was set at 120,000 euros for the victim’s children and 8,000 euros for each of the parents.
The court heard how on June 14, 2004 at around 12.30 pm, the defendant, Juan Jose Asensio, who has no previous criminal record, happened upon the other accused party, Roberto L.D. and the victim Antonio B.C. (nicknamed “El Chino”). When the defendant thought he heard insults directed at him, a fight broke out, and the two men proceeded to beat the defendant so hard that he sustained several injuries and lost partial vision.
This culminated in Juan Jose Asensio shooting Antonio B.C. twice out of what he claims was uncontrollable fear, with a Glok model P-26 9 mm pistol that he always carried for his own security and for which he had a sports license.
Although Asensio sustained serious injuries in the fight that took 21 days to heal he immediately turned himself in when police arrived at the scene of the crime. He will now serve a total of six years in prison.