THE woman wrongly convicted of the murder of Mijas teenager Rocío Wanninkof is battling against the state over compensation.
Dolores Vázquez, is claiming four million euros for the time she spent in jail after being wrongfully convicted in 2001.
She was sentenced to 15 years behind bars for the teenager’s murder, and served 17 months before the Andalucía High Court ordered a second trial and quashed the conviction.
The British man, Tony King, was later arrested and confessed to the killings of Rocio Wanninkhof and Sonia Carabantes.
And Vázquez had her criminal record for the case erased in 2009.
But while the Interior Ministry had initially proposed damages of 120,000 euros, in a later ruling the General Council for Judicial Power and Interior Ministry unanimously agreed there had been no miscarriage of justice and ruled out any compensation.
Vazquez has now brought a suit against the state and it is up to Spain’s National Court to decide whether she should indeed be paid damages.
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