01-14-2008, 04:09 PM
Joined: Dec 2006
Self-Proclaimed Jesuit Sect Millionaire Kills Young Daughter
Lucky? or intentional? Either way this prick got off way too easy.
Quote:Ex-Swiss Re Executive Acquitted Over Daughter's Death (Update1)
By James Lumley
Jan. 11 (Bloomberg) -- Alberto Izaga, the former head of Swiss Reinsurance Co.'s Life & Health Products unit, was acquitted of murdering his 2-year-old daughter because he was mentally unstable.
A jury at London's Central Criminal Court today ruled that he was suffering from delusions when he killed his daughter Yanire by swinging her head against a wooden floor on June 3.
The jury was asked to enter the verdict by Judge Richard Hone, who said that it was the only decision they could reach.
The so-called ``special verdict'' means that that Izaga, 36, will be detained in a mental hospital until doctors agree he is no longer a threat to himself or others, Hone told the jury.
Both the prosecution and the defense agreed he should be acquitted, Hone told the jury at the one-day trial. Under English law, the case still had to be presented to a jury, he said.
Police were called to Izaga's apartment on June 3 where they found the little girl suffering from severe head injuries, prosecutor Jonathan Rees said.
Izaga, a Spanish citizen, was arrested and later moved to a mental hospital for treatment. Yanire died two days later.
Four hours prior to the attack Izaga awoke and began to babble incoherently about a worldwide conspiracy involving senior businessmen before taking his wife and child into the living room and refusing to let them leave, Rees said.
The jury heard from Izaga's psychiatrist Timothy Exworthy, who said he was suffering from an acute psychotic disorder.
He may have been mentally ill only for a few days before the episode, he said. At the time of the attack he appeared to believe he was protecting his family from the devil, Exworthy said.
Exworthy ruled out physical illness or the use of an ``illicit substance'' as a cause. Izaga has no recollection of the attack Exworthy said.
Even so, he accepts he caused the injuries that led to his daughter's death, his lawyer, David Perry, said. "Nothing will return to him the life he once had."
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