Court hearing in Palma

The accused in court during the trial held in Palma.

12-11-2019A. Sepúlveda

Assisted by a Polish interpreter, 46-year-old Renata G. told a court in Palma today that she had not been offered the services of an interpreter following the fatal accident in June 2018 when she knocked down 15-year-old Paula Fornés in Sa Rapita. In addition, she maintained, Campos police had not informed her of her rights.

Paula Fornés was one of a group of six teenagers who were walking home from Sant Joan fiesta celebrations. They were on the bike lane. Renata G. lost control of the Skoda that belonged to her husband and ran into the group, killing Paula Fornés. She left the scene but was followed by two witnesses who had seen what had happened. They took the car keys from her when she stopped to try and adjust a wing mirror.

Campos police tested her for alcohol, and she was found to be four times over the limit.

Renata G. also informed the court that she settled in Sa Rapita seven years ago. Her father was killed in a road accident in Majorca, and her mother died shortly afterwards. She suggested that these losses had caused her to become dependent on alcohol.

The prosecution service is seeking the maximum four-year sentence for a drunk driver causing a fatality plus one year for false documentation; Renata G.'s Polish driving licence was false.


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Steve Kane / Hace over 2 years

Four years for MURDER BY CAR its a joke she should be locked up and the key is thrown away but not before she is put in a room with the child's parents for 5 mins??


Yogi / Hace over 2 years

So the maximum this person can get for killing someone in this way is 4 years? And an extra year for driving without a licence? Drunk driving, killing someone, leaving the scene of the crime and then spewing excuses and complaints, shocking and sickening. Good on the witnesses for following her otherwise she'd probably have got away with it. The tariff for these road killings needs changing.


Mike / Hace over 2 years

10 years wouldn’t be long enough she took a life show her no mercy lock her up it’s the family of Paula that have to suffer for the rest of their days and come to terms with what she has done ,she chose to drive just like if I chose to shoot someone I’d be culpable lock her up,