Ruth and Jose´s Case Chronology. From January to May 2012

Timeline created by alba_fg
  • Ruth visits Bretón in prison

    The interview was done in a "voluntary and free" way and it was useless to clear up facts
  • Search is resumed

    They focus on Las Quemadillas surrounding area and Guadalquivir
  • Search is widen to the industrial area called Las Quemadas

    Search is widen to the industrial area called Las Quemadas
  • Gag order is extended a month again

    However, both parts can access to Bretón's psychological and psychiatric reports which indicate he does not suffer any mental disorder
  • Bretón harms himself in prison

  • Judge decides to keep Bretón in prison as there is risk of escape

  • Search continues now accompanied by UDEV

    Search continues now accompanied by UDEV
    Agents of the Specialized Crime Violence unit will help police in this case
  • E.Chávez: 'Bretón would run away with the children' if he was free and out of prison

    E.Chávez: 'Bretón would run away with the children' if he was free and out of prison
  • The judge extends again gag order of the case

    Bretón's lawyer complains as continuous gag order difficults his client's right to defense
  • Police reproduce the facts more than 15 times without success

  • It's been six months since Ruth and Jose dissapeared

  • Gag order is totally lifted

  • Bretón declares for third time before the Judge

    Bretón declares for third time before the Judge
    The aim is to contrast his version with the investigation results. When he arrived to the court, a group of people shaked the police van he was in
  • Several witnesses declare before the Judge

    Common friends of Ruth Ortiz and José Bretón, prison mates and some prison civil servants agreed that 'Bretón was obsessed with Ruth and he maltreated his children'
  • Prosecution makes its first appearance before the Judge

    Prosecution makes its first appearance before the Judge
    María del Reposo Carretero, Ruth's lawyer, believes in revenge as the main reason why Bretón made his children dissapear
  • Committal for trial against Bretón is declared

    Committal for trial against Bretón is declared
    He is accused of two alleged crimes: illegal detention of minors with kinship aggravating circumstance, and crime simulation
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    January, February, April and May 2012