The file of the Torre Pacheco (Murcia) case which left two dead, including a Moroccan, Abdellah Gmara, and four wounded and which was entrusted to the National Court of Audience, a body responsible in particular for terrorism cases, s ‘clarified, being only a few fringes of his final conclusions.
Indeed, the Spanish authorities in charge of investigating the event which could have passed for a vulgar news item led to a case of terrorism and concerns in the first place, the young Moroccan (28 years old) who died in Torre Pacheco (Murcia ).
As a reminder, the latter in a mad car race had darkened on the terrace of a bar-restaurant, mowing down three people at a table by killing a 46-year-old Uruguayan before he hit the wall of an adjacent house which has stopped its mad race. He was found dead, but not from the impact. He presented, indeed a deep stab, on the left side of the chest, at the level of the armpit, which he inflicted on himself by planting the knife whose blade measured 20 centimeters by pressing the handle against the steering wheel. according to the autopsy. His roommate Hassan confirmed to the Guardia Civil that the knife did not come from his home, and that he had probably just bought it. A purchase ticket was found in the car. A car borrowed from a friend of his, Salah. Suddenly, the Audiencia investigated whether Abdellah Gmara was a jihadist or a patient.
The first conclusions of the investigation of this case which since Tuesday September 21 has been in the hands of the judge of the National Court José María Gil consider that Abdellah acted like a “lone wolf”, that he moved away from his family, that he changed his habits, especially religious ones, and that he became radicalized. The latest investigations relate to the visit before his act to a mosque to rule out or not possible accomplices or one or more people who knew in advance Gmara’s intentions. Abdellah entered Spain illegally at the age of 13. He sneaked in with false papers, pretending to be a member of another Moroccan family. When he introduced himself to his three siblings, they took him to a juvenile detention center in Valencia, posing as a mena (Unaccompanied minor) because they didn’t know what to do with him. .
From the center he moved to with a foster family and at 17 he started to work. He spent some daily time in France, then five months in Lorca. He then obtained his license to drive trucks, and worked for three months in Huelva, delivering electrical appliances. Then later he became a strawberry picker. He paid Hassan, 42, his roommate and owner of the duplex 100 euros. The latter describes him as a loner, always locked in his room, without girlfriend, without friends, having hardly any contact with his family, and that he hardly saw him for lunch or dinner. But what compromises Abdellah the most are the handwritten Spanish letters left in the car, one on him, one nearby and one in the glove box. They are a succession of resentments and inconsistencies. He will write at the very beginning of one of them ” It is an act of terrorism because of the injustice I have suffered for 14 years “.
He then denounced with names and surnames three monitors from a center for minors in Valencia, whom he accused of not respecting Islam, of rape, of pedophilia and of committing murders by “telepathy”. Everything indicates that on the table, there is terrorist motivation and the fact of acting like a “lone wolf”. According to “El Mundo” which relies on sources from the Public Prosecutor’s Office, the data accumulated from the investigation indicates that the attacker had shaved the day before the attack, has repeatedly studied the places where he intended to lead. the attack in order to clarify his action, made the jihadist farewell salute before committing his misdeed. He went to the mosque to say goodbye and left letters in the car. The High National Court demanded reports on the physical or mental health of Abdellah Gmara without any novelty, it seems, according to the daily.