A father suspected of taking the lives of his two young daughters and dumping their bodies into the sea wanted to cause the mother ‘inhumane pain,’ a judge ruled.
37-year-old Tomas Gimeno reportedly murdered 1-year-old Anna and 6-year-old Olivia before disposing of their remains in bags weighed down by an anchor.
Olivia’s body was found inside a sports bag over 3,000 feet underwater off Tenerife. The father and his youngest daughter are still missing but both are presumed dead.
A judge investigating the trio’s disappearance outlined the night Gimeno allegedly killed his daughters. She ruled that the criminal investigation should be handed over to a specialist domestic violence court.
According to reports, Gimeno disappeared after he told the children’s mother Beatriz Zimmerman that she would never see them again.
Judge Priscilla Espinosa Guterriez said: “The evidence points to Tomas Gimeno’s intention on April 27 when he took his daughters, being not to snatch them from their mum and take them to an unknown place, but to kill them in a planned and premeditated fashion to cause his ex-partner inhumane pain.”
The judge continued: “He allegedly deliberately tried to create uncertainty regarding the fate his daughters had suffered by hiding their bodies on the ocean bed after killiing them, choosing a place deep underwater and far from the coast where he thought they would never be found.”
“All this happened after he told his ex-partner and his close circle he was going to disappear with the girls and they wouldn’t be seen again.”
The judge outlined the hours leading up to the moment investigators believe the father took the lives of his children at his home between 7:50 pm and 9 pm on April 27.
Gimeno was caught on CCTV carrying sports bags he allegedly stuffed his children’s bodies into from his car to his boat in the Tenerife capital Santa Cruz.
The empty boat was found off Puertito de Guimar more than ten miles south of Santa Cruz hours after the three went missing.
Olivia’s body was discovered inside a sports bag more than 3,000 feet underwater off Tenerife. Investigators fear that Anna’s body may never be found.
What are your thoughts on this? Let us know in the comments section and SHARE this story with your friends and family!
Recommended Video For You!
“Girl Dances To ‘Despacito’ Without Realizing Her Grandpa Steals The Show”