A judge has agreed that a woman who killed her daughter’s rapist and was sentenced to nine year in prison can now leave the jail during the day. Antonio Cosme had been convicted of raping the daughter of Maria del Carmen Garcia in 1998. In 2005 Mrs Garcia was waiting for a bus when she was shocked to be confronted by Cosme, who was on a three day release, and then asked her where her daughter was.
When Cosme entered a nearby bar, Maria purchased fuel from a petrol station, entered the bar, and sprayed Cosme with the fuel before setting him alight. He died of his injuries and she was convicted of his killing amid a storm of protest. Mrs Garcia’s supporters and legal team are hopeful that this ruling is the first step to her being given a full release.