RELATIVES of people who died in the Madrid train bombings on March 11 cried out in anger at the leniency of a six year sentence on a 16-year-old Spaniard in a Madrid court on Tuesday.
Families shouted: “It is just not enough,” as the first of the 30 arrested suspects received his verdict for the atrocity that claimed 191 lives.
The youth, who can only be named as Gabriel MV because he is a minor, had admitted to delivering 20 kilos of stolen dynamite to contacts in a Madrid bar and said he was paid $1,200 for his day”s work. He made the journey by bus from the north of Spain.
The case against El Gitanillo, the little gypsy, as he became known in the media, was a quickly executed affair, over in a matter of hours as the teenager pleaded guilty to the charges of collaborating with an armed group and stealing explosives.