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The comeback of the ' murderer of the taster '

José Rabadán, who killed his family with 16 years, tells in a documentary the murder and his reinsertion

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The comeback of the ' murderer of the taster '

"I do not know if society is ready for me," recognizes José Rabadán, known as murderer of Catan. On April 1, 2000, when he was 16 years old, he killed his parents and his little sister, nine, with a Japanese sword. He was sentenced to six years ' internment at a juvenile center and anor two of probation.

"I raised sword, but I felt that it was already consummated (...)" The sword came down with my arm, but went down alone, "now it is in documentary" I Was a murderer: crime of taster, in which he tries to answer one of key questions in case: why did he do it? DMAX emits this Discovery production divided into two chapters this Wednesday and Thursday (22.30).

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The teenager was detained 48 hours after crime at train station in Alicante from where he intended to flee to Barcelona. Already in his police statement he acknowledged that he had been author of facts. I wanted to see what life would be like without his family. Even though he grew up in a home of deep religious beliefs, he became angry with God. He did not understand how he had allowed his sister to be born with Down syndrome. For young man, she was special. In story he makes about his family, in which he recognizes that his far was very authoritative and that his mor was like "his shield", it only breaks when he remembers little one. "I blamed God," he says. The frustration that his sister was born sick led him to come into contact with Satanism and Dark arts. "It's a door that should never have opened and led me to have a different mindset," he says in documentary. A world of fantasy that was fed in addition to video games, martial arts, weapons and role-playing.

The diagnosis of Rabadán was a point of discord in case. On one hand, some psychiatrists felt that he was a psychopath, a narcissist and a sadist. But his defense presented a report explaining that child suffered from an epileptic psychosis, which provoked an evasion of reality. It was accepted sis. "The diagnosis would not have changed sentence at all," says Javier Urra, a PhD in psychology and a child advocate in Comunidad de Madrid from 1996 to 2001. He was one of experts who participated in drafting of juvenile law that came into force in 2001 and was applied to this case.

The verdict shocked public opinion as insufficient in comparison to facts perpetrated. In last part of sentence he was transferred to New Life Evangelist Religious Association, where he created bonds that allowed him to rebuild his life.

Today, José Rabadán has formed a family. He lives with his partner, Tania, daughter of an evangelical pastor, and his three-year-old daughter in Cantabria, away from noise of macabre story. "He is reinserted into society and no one knows who he is." The decision to give face can make a difference in your life. It has not been easy, says Juan Ramón Gonzalo, director of contents of producer Quartz. For director of documentary, Juan Moya, intention of Rabadán with this appearance on television has been to contribute its grain of sand to social debate of rehabilitation and reintegration. "He is now inside church and for m [this gesture] is important." "He really wants to help and be an example to ors," he explains.

Are you a sadist?

Forensic psychologist Javier Urra believes that although re are many people who are rehabilitated, re are facts that are unforgettable. Still, "we must convey to society that it is not right to throw away key and condemn se people for life," he says. This conviction led him to participate in documentary and interview Javier Rabadán to try to clarify what happened to head night of facts. "Are you a narcissist, a sadist?, are you cured of disease you suffered?" he asks. After face-to-face, expert thinks that Rabadán is explained very well, but does not feel it. He considers that killer has some psychopathic characteristics that are clear and that se are not changed. The psychologist positively values that condemned person has told his story in public as an example that reintegration is possible. However, he points out that Satanism he embraced in his youth is just as dangerous as evangelism. "There has to be something else, maybe show his guilt and forgive himself," Urra values.


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