Ruth and Jose's Case Chronology. From June to October 2012

Timeline created by alba_fg
  • Gag order is decreed again in the case

  • Gag order is lifted. Las Quemadillas is sealed off

  • Search is resumed with Ruth's participation

    Search is resumed with Ruth's participation
    The police objective is to guess if there has been any physical change in the farm
  • Bretón declares for fourth time before the Judge

    He keeps saying he lost the children
  • Judicial proceedings open against Bretón for mistreatment

    Judicial proceedings open against Bretón for mistreatment
    He is accused of a mistreatment crime for hitting Jose months before the disappearance
  • Concluded without success the new searches in Las Quemadillas

  • New search in Las Quemadillas

  • New search in Las Quemadillas

    New search in Las Quemadillas
  • It's been 10 months since Ruth and Jose disappeared

    It's been 10 months since Ruth and Jose disappeared
  • UDEV confirms they have found rests of the children

    UDEV confirms they have found rests of the children
    They were found in a bonfire made by Bretón in Las Quemadillas
  • The expert who issued the report has been dismissed from the case

    She declared 11 months ago the bones found were from a dog
  • Bones are unequivocally human according to forensic scientists of UCM

    The bones were extremely damaged and belong to two children
  • Bretón declares he 'won't admit facts he hasn't comitted'

    Bretón declares he 'won't admit facts he hasn't comitted'
  • Bretón declares himself on hunger strike

    He protest for the security measures taken in prison: he is isolated from the rest and under a suicide prevention plan
  • José Bretón declares before the Judge

    He refuses to have killed the children
  • Scientific Police takes ADN samples from Bretón

  • Bretón's lawyer refuses his client to be judged by Popular Court

    He claims for professional court, declaring it will be difficult to find 'non polluted by the case' citizens who will act with objectivity
  • Bretón's brother, Rafael allegedly manipulated Jose's mobile

    Bretón's brother, Rafael allegedly manipulated Jose's mobile
    A report states he manipulated Bretón's mobile phone to eliminate delicate conversations
  • Rafael Bretón refuses the facts and declares feeling defenseless

    Rafael Bretón refuses the facts and declares feeling defenseless
  • 11 experts and forensic scientists confirm bones are human

    The expert that emitted the first report a year ago apologizes. It seems Bretón built something similar to an oven that reached 800 degrees to burn the children after killing them
  • Ruth's first declarations after knowing bones were human

    Ruth's first declarations after knowing bones were human
    She gave a speech in a mass in Córdoba, in which she said her children destiny was 'being children little time'. She
  • A year without Ruth and Jose

    A year without Ruth and Jose
  • Bretón states bones have been manipulated

    He says that if those bones are human, they are not the same police take in Las Quemadillas months ago
  • The Judge orders the police to certify bones were correctly guarded

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    From June to October 2012