The Public prosecutor has requested an 8 year prison term for a security doorman who is alleged to have used unreasonable force and in doing so left a tourist in a coma for 3 months.
According to the report issued this week, the incident occurred at a ‘leisure centre in San Jose’ in 2013 (ed – we can’t be sure of this, but we recall it happening at one of the very well known venues in Playa D’en Bossa).
It is alleged that the assault of the Doorman left the tourist in a coma, though it is stated that it resulted from his falling and hitting his head on the floor as a result of being struck, not directly from the blows of the doorman.
The victim suffered very serious injuries, was hospitalized for three months, and suffers from ongoing mental deficiencies that result in his being continually dependent on other people.
The indictment claims compensation of 396,000 euros in addition to the 8 year jail term.
The events took place in mid-September 2013. It is stated that the defendant prevented the entry of a tourist who, apparently, was “very drunk”. During an argument, the two men struggled and the suspect allegedly punched the 50-year-old victim in the face, hitting his head on the ground.
Very serious injuries
The victim suffered a cerebral hemorrhage and an occipital fracture and was left in a coma due to the very serious injuries.
He was hospitalized for more than three months and it took him a year and a half to recover.
He still suffers from ongoing psychiatric disorders and has had a deterioration in brain function resulting in the need for permanent care.
The trial will be held next week in the courts at Palma de Majorca.
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