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Day: September 29, 2016

Grandmother wins custody of her murdered daughter’s child

Girl’s mother was killed in Orihuela two years ago Maruja Cuenca Little Marí Carmen, the daughter of a woman murdered two years ago in Orihuela, will go to live with her grandmother, Maruja Cuenca in the next few days after a court ruled in her favour and considered that she is an “ideal” person to take charge of the four year old girl. The trial was held in Alicante on Thursday, September 29th. The girl’s mother, Yolanda Aniorte was beaten to death by her boyfriend in the house they both shared in the Capuchinos area of the city. The Prosecutor was in favour of returning the child to her grandmother immediately and described the situation that had developed as “bizarre”. The child had been living with a foster family since August after a court in Alicante told Valencian Social Services it was “the most suitable protective measure”, primarily because the grandmother is 60 years old. Maruja appealed because she claimed she is perfectly able to care for the girl. Now this judge has decided “there is no reason the child has to be with a foster family”, explained Maruja Cuenca’s lawyer to Diario de la Vega. It is expected that the girl will be returned to her house in Orihuela between Friday and Monday, after spending two months in a home in Alicante. However, this is only a provisional...

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Orihuela Police find lost woman with Alzheimer’s

She had hidden among some reeds to shelter from the rain Orihuela Local Police have found a woman who is suffering from Alzheimer’s and had disappeared in the village of El Mudamiento. She was found on Thursday morning among some reeds, where she had tried to take shelter from the rain overnight. She was treated where she was found by the doctor from the Provincial Fire Brigade’s helicopter, which had joined the search for her this morning. Police officers and Civil Protection members, the Red Cross and the Fire Brigade had spent the night looking for her, and had even set up a command post in El Mudamiento. Fortunately the woman was found first thing in the morning less than a kilometre from her village and she was in good...

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