The Prosecutor’s Office demands a three-year prison sentence for the Valladolid footballer Darwin Machis for an alleged assault on his ex-wife’s partner in 2021, when he was a member of Granada. The player, of Venezuelan origin, will soon go to the Criminal Court 2 of the Andalusian city after failing to reach an agreement between the parties in January. The private prosecution claims that the athlete went “with three Colombian hitmen” to a nightlife venue in the province of Granada on April 4, 2021 where his ex-partner was and there they attacked the man she was with. Machis was a member of the Nasrid team between 2019 and 2022, when he headed for the Mexican FC Juárez before returning to Spanish football last winter window after signing for Pucela. The strike by justice officials has caused the trial to be postponed, with no date set for its holding, as reported by the EFE news agency.
The summons for an alleged double crime of injuries comes to Machis two years after the event allegedly occurred in a nightlife venue in the Granada town of Churriana de la Vega. There was the former sentimental partner of the striker together with another man with whom he had a relationship.
According to the private prosecution carried out by Aránguez Abogados, Darwin Machis, then a member of Granada, went to the nightclub at dawn “helped by three Colombian hitmen” and there they seriously assaulted the man, his ex-partner’s new boyfriend, and the person who accompanied him . The prosecutor’s account states that the attacking group arrived at the scene and barely established communication, they pounced on the victims. Likewise, the public ministry reports that Machis and his cronies quickly got out of a vehicle with which they arrived in Churriana de la Vega and that they used to flee after fighting with several bar employees.
Darwin Machis, an international winger for Venezuela, last January rejected the conciliation path between the parties involved in this judicial matter. The point of agreement consisted of a sentence of 18 months in prison, a penalty that, except for carrying a previous criminal record, does not entail prison admission for not exceeding two years in prison, but the footballer, who was also injured in the brawl in the form of cuts and bruises, he did not want to assume, like his companions. The Prosecutor’s request includes economic compensation of 4,725 euros and 1,525 euros to the two people injured in that attack. Machis did not report the damage he suffered in the fight.
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